Posted: Wednesday, 19 April, 2023 – 2:11 PM | Last Updated: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 – 2:11 PM
Foreign Minister Samey Shogri continues his phone calls with his international counterparts to consult and coordinate on the situation in Sudan, amid clashes between the armed forces and the Rapid Support Forces for the fourth consecutive day.
Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid, the official spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Choukri had received a phone call from UK Foreign Secretary James Wise.
On his official page on the social networking site “Twitter” on Wednesday evening, Abu Zeid said that the Foreign Minister emphasized the need for an immediate ceasefire, the importance of coordinated international efforts and the unity of the messages addressed to the parties. In order to achieve this goal, no outside party should interfere in any way.
Mr. Sameh Shogri, Minister of Foreign Affairs, receives a phone call from the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom. He stresses the need for an immediate ceasefire, the importance of concerted international efforts and the unity of messages sent to the parties to achieve this goal, and that no external party intervenes to fuel the conflict. pic.twitter.com/S4ewVU3S01
– Egypt MFA Spokesperson (@MfaEgypt) April 19, 2023
Despite a 24-hour ceasefire between the two sides, clashes broke out between the Sudanese army and Rapid Support Forces in the capital Khartoum and in several other areas on Wednesday.
According to eyewitnesses, clashes were renewed near the General Command in the center of Khartoum and in the towns of Bahri and Omdurman (west), as well as in the East Nile region.
Witnesses said gunshots and artillery fire started early Wednesday morning.
The firing has continued despite a ceasefire declared between the two sides, which came into effect at 6:00 pm on Tuesday (local time).
Yesterday, the Sudanese army and Rapid Support Forces announced in two statements that they have approved a 24-hour ceasefire to open safe routes for civilians to pass and evacuate those wounded as a result of clashes between the two sides 4 days ago. .
For the fifth consecutive day, Sudan saw clashes between the two sides in Khartoum and other cities, with each side exchanging accusations of attacking the other’s headquarters. To each of them.
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