File- President Sisi speak at an Iftar party on the occasion of the 10th of Ramadan Victory in Suez hSinai- press photo
CAIRO - 27 May 2023: In his a speech at the summit of the African Peace and Security Council on the crisis in Sudan via video conference on Saturday, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi called Egypt’s efforts in receiving Sudanese people and solving the cisis through four determinants.
President Sisi said that the stability of Sudan will have positive results not only for the Sudanese people, but also for all regional parties, adding that Egypt affirmed the utmost importance of close coordination with neighboring countries to resolve the crisis and restore security and stability in Sudan.
“Egypt has received about 150,000 Sudanese citizens to date since [the outbreak of the crisis in Sudan], in addition to hosting [already] about 5 million Sudanese citizens,” said President Sisi, calling on relief agencies and donor countries to provide the necessary support to neighboring countries.
The President added that Egypt as a main neighboring country to Sudan made intensive contacts with all effective parties and regional and international partners, calling for a certain number determinants, which are:
1- The need to reach a comprehensive and sustainable ceasefire, and not only temporary for humanitarian purposes.
2- The necessity of preserving the national state institutions in Sudan to protect the state from the danger of collapse.
3- The conflict in Sudan is a matter for the Sudanese themselves. The role of regional parties is to help stop the conflict and achieve consensus on resolving the causes that led to it. So, Egypt affirms its respect for the will of the Sudanese people, non-interference in its internal affairs, and the importance of not allowing external interference in its current crisis.
4- The necessity for coordination to deal with the humanitarian repercussions of the Sudanese crisis as they extend beyond the borders of Sudan.
Egypt has started evacuation of its citizens along with nationals of different nationalities from Sudan since the outbreak of the military clashes between the Sudanese Army and the Sudanese Rapid Forces (SRF) in mid-April 2023.