CAIRO – 4 May 2023: Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry made Thursday a phone call to each of Chairman of the Transitional Military Council of Sudan Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Commander of the Rapid Support Forces Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo.
The minister underscored Egypt's deep concern about the persistence of military confrontations, which has incurred deaths among civilians and put the security and stability of Sudan in grave peril. In that context, he urged an immediate ceasefire to preserve the wealth of the Sudanese people, and serve the high national interest.
Minister Shokry equally stressed that Egypt would not spare any effort to support Sudan through that precarious and unprecedented predicament. He further highlighted that the Egyptian people is agonizing because of the suffering of its Sudanese counterpart as a consequence of the ongoing fighting.
Hence, the minister stipulated the necessity of abiding by the truce by all parties to make room for rescue missions, delivery of medical and humanitarian aid, and securing protection of civilians.
Minister Shokry reaffirmed Egypt's fixed stance on respecting the sovereignty of Sudan, its territorial integrity, and not interfering in its internal affairs. In that framework, he asserted that all diplomatic efforts carried out by Egypt are rooted in those principles, and target to pave the way for mending differences through dialogue.
Minister Shokry had made phone calls on Wednesday and Thursday to his Saudi, Sudanese, Iraqi, Algerian, Jordanian, Djiboutian, and Kenyan counterparts in order to prepare for the extraordinary meeting of Arab foreign ministers on Sudan and Syria scheduled for May 7.