Egypt's foreign ministry in communication with Sudanese authorities to ease return of nationals

Ahram Online , Friday 21 Apr 2023

The Egyptian diplomatic mission in Wadi Halfa is in communication with the Sudanese authorities to facilitate the return of Egyptian expats via land crossings, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Friday.

Khartoum has seen some of the fiercest fighting with air strikes and tanks firing in densely packed districts. AP


The foreign ministry is following up on conditions of Egyptians in Sudan and is working to guarantee they are safe and sound, the statement noted.

Egyptians in Sudan can contact the diplomatic mission in Wadi Halfa in northern Sudan at (00249) 0116604033 or (00249) 0118162679, it added.

Violence in Sudan erupted early on Saturday between the forces of two generals who seized power in 2021: Army Chief Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan and his deputy, Mohamed Hamdan "Hemedti" Dagalo, who commands the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

Fighting between the two forces raged for a seventh day on Friday, despite calls for an end-of-Ramadan ceasefire, according to the AFP. Around 400 civilians are estimated to have been killed so far.

On Tuesday, EgyptAir announced suspending all its flights to and from Khartoum International Airport indefinitely in light of the current fighting.

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