Embassy of Sudan in Tokyo urges Japan to actively contribute to stabilising the nation


Tokyo – The Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of the Republic of Sudan in Tokyo, has pleaded with Japan to help stabilise Sudan amid its continuous political unrest.

Ali Mohammed Ahmed Osman said in an interview with Arab News Japan that Japan, the third-largest economy in the world, a permanent member of the UN Security Council, and a prominent member of the G7, is in a good position to play a significant role in enhancing the security and stability of Sudan, which is seen as an essential part of the larger Indo-Pacific region.

Unambiguously “isolating, condemning and classifying the dissolved Rapid Support Forces and their commanders as a terrorist force in international and regional forums, such as the UN Security Council and the G7, for their blatant violations of international norms,” he suggested, might be one possible tactic to achieve this goal.

Osman also called on Japan to directly assist the millions of Sudanese who are being harmed by the continuous fighting by offering aid in the areas of health, services, transportation, electricity, and food security. Given its international commitments and sizeable contributions under the Official Development Assistance programme, which is a crucial foreign aid initiative by the Japanese government aimed at supporting developing countries, it is anticipated that Japan will deliver this aid.

According to the Sudanese Health Ministry, there have been over 500 deaths and 4,200 injuries in recent weeks as a result of the ongoing war. As a result of the violence, many people are finding it difficult to get basic essentials like food and water, and aid organisations have been forced to halt their operations. In response to the violence, Japan has already evacuated all of its residents from Sudan.

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