Egypt Calls for Ceasefire in Sudan



Sun, 16 Apr 2023 - 09:21 GMT


Sun, 16 Apr 2023 - 09:21 GMT

Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cairo, Feb. 23, 2001. Aladin Abdel Naby/Reuters

Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cairo, Feb. 23, 2001. Aladin Abdel Naby/Reuters

CAIRO – 16 April 2023: Egypt called on warring parties in Sudan to agree on a ceasefire and hold dialogue, and on foreign parties to abstain from any actions that would worsen the conflict, said the Egyptian Foreign Ministry in a statement on Sunday.


“Egypt expresses its deep regret and sincere condolences for the casualties and injuries among the brothers in Sudan, whether military personnel or civilians, as a result of the ongoing military confrontations,” the statement read.


Egypt also affirmed that it will spare no effort to cooperate with other countries to defuse the crisis, as Egypt and Saudi Arabia called for an emergency meeting of the Arab League, besides the Egyptian-South Sudanese mediation to stop the violence between the warring parties.


In addition to this, Egypt is in contact with concerned parties inside and outside Sudan to achieve this goal, the statement said.


Egypt called upon any external party not to exploit the current developments in Sudan by escalating the conflict or aim to undermine its territorial integrity, and in a way that affects the security, stability and safety of the Sudanese people.


It also stressed the need to preserve the security and safety of the Egyptian community in Sudan, as well as the facilities and property of Egyptian official missions.


Clashes erupted today in several locations in the center of the Sudanese capital between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary fighters.


The Sudanese army and the RSF are trading accusations regarding who started the clashes. The Sudanese army said its Air Forces are also conducting airstrikes against the RSF.


The RSF has claimed to have seized control of the Republican Palace and Khartoum International Airport. However, the army said that it is still in control of all bases and airports across the capital.




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