File- Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry
CAIRO - 3 June 2019: Egypt has called upon Sudanese parties to exercise restraint after nine protesters were killed in violent disperse to a sit-in by security forces in Khartoum on Monday.
Egypt urged all parties to return to the negotiating table and dialogue.
“Egypt is following with intense interest the developments in the Sudanese arena and recent events and its repercussions,” said the Egyptian Ministry of foreign affairs.
Cairo also extended condolences to the families of the martyrs, wishing the wounded a speedy recovery, the statement added, noting that Egypt reaffirms its full support for Sudan in this critical period to achieve a better future for the Sudanese people based on stability, development and prosperity, the statement continued.
Sudanese media outlets reported that Rapid Support Forces (SRF) used force to disperse a sit-in against the transitional ruling military council, killing nine people and injuring others, saying that the forces used live ammunition against the protests outside the Ministry of Defense.
In a comment to Al Arabya channel, the military council spokesperson Shameldin Kabashy denied such media reports, stressing that the council is still in contact with all political parts.
Following the ouster of former President Omar al-Bashir on April 11, 2019, the interim military council announced that its transitional ruling period will last for two years until electing a new democratic government.
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