European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell and Egypt s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry
This came during a phone call between the Egyptian foreign minister and the EU high representative on Saturday evening to discuss developments in Sudan as clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) rage in the capital and elsewhere in the country since morning today.
According to a statement released by the Egyptian foreign ministry, Shoukry appraised Borrell on the efforts exerted by Egypt to stop the ongoing violence including its call on all sides in Sudan to exercise maximum restraint to avoid bloodshed and protect the resources of the Sudanese people.
For his part, Borrell expressed the EU’s support for these Egyptian efforts and its keenness on coordinating with Egypt to end the hostilities in Sudan and prevent any further deterioration in the security situation in the country.
Egypt already called on all parties to exercise restraint and to put an end to the armed conflicts to preserve the lives of the Sudanese people and their resources.
Earlier on Saturday, the EU issued a statement "condemning the eruption of violence between the Sudan Armed Forces and the RSF," urging all sides "to show leadership and engage in immediate cessation of hostilities."