The British Ambassador to Sudan and South Sudan, Robert Fairweather, met with the Egyptian government and regional authorities and humanitarian organizations to discuss the situation in Sudan and how the UK can contribute to ending the crisis.
In the framework of his visit, he met with the Undersecretary of State for African Affairs, Ambassador Hamdi Loza, and the two officials agreed on reaching an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Sudan and restarting the process of transition. For a civilian-led government.
The British Ambassador to Sudan and South Sudan discusses the Sudan crisis with his Egyptian and regional counterparts
They discussed the importance of both sides to the conflict, such as allowing humanitarian access and protecting civilians and humanitarian workers, and stressed that the UK, which has spent more than £250 million on humanitarian aid over the past five years, is a committed donor in Sudan.
The British Ambassador to Sudan and South Sudan, Robert Fairweather, said: “I have had very fruitful meetings and discussions in Egypt regarding the Sudan crisis. The UK and Egypt share the goal of a secure and stable Sudan, and we recognize the important role Egypt is playing in hosting Sudanese fleeing the conflict.” We continue to make all efforts to ensure a permanent ceasefire and call on both sides to put an end to the bloodshed.”
While in Cairo, Fairweather met with the Assistant Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ambassador Hossam Zaki, and discussed with him the situation in Sudan and international efforts to end the crisis.
He also met UNHCR representatives in Egypt and said the UK was continuing to explore options to provide effective humanitarian assistance to people in Sudan in close coordination with international partners, including the United Nations and NGOs.
Britain and Egypt have been in close contact since the crisis began last month, with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak calling on President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and British Foreign Secretary James Wise on Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, both leading diplomatic efforts for peace in Sudan. and co-ordinating the evacuation of British, Egyptian and other nationalities.
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