Egypt's FM tackles latest developments in Sudan with US special envoy

Ahram Online , Monday 25 Oct 2021

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Jeffrey Feltman, the US special envoy to the Horn of Africa, discussed in a telephone call on Monday the latest developments taking place in Sudan, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated.

A file photo of Egypt s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and US special envoy to African Horn Jeffery Feltman (Photo: Egyptian Foreign Ministry)

According to the ministry’s readout of the call, Feltman discussed with Shoukry the results of his visit to Khartoum — which ended on Sunday — following his meetings with Sudanese officials, including Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and Chairman of the Sudanese Transitional Council Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan.

During the call, Shoukry stated that Egypt was closely following the latest developments in Sudan, adding that it is necessary to preserve the security and stability of the southern neighbour.

Earlier on Monday, a state of emergency was announced in Sudan as protesters took to the streets of Khartoum following the dissolution of the country’s ruling Sovereign Council and the government led by Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok over political differences.

Feltman described what happened as a military takeover and said that the US is deeply alarmed by the situation and that any changes imposed on the transitional government by force may affect future assistance from the US.

Egypt has officially urged all Sudanese parties to exercise restraint and to prioritise national consensus, according to a statement released by the ministry. The Ministry added in its statement that it was following closely the developments in the neighbouring country.

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