Khartoum – According to the ministry, “diplomats and (government) officials” were among the foreigners.
According to the Saudi foreign ministry, more than 150 persons, including diplomats and government representatives from other countries, have been rescued from Sudan and landed in Jeddah. According to the foreign ministry, Saudi Arabia’s navy troops assisted by other army departments carried out the first announced evacuation of residents.
The “safe arrival” of 91 Saudi citizens and about 66 citizens from 12 other nations, including India, was announced. Additionally evacuated were people from Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Tunisia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Canada, and Burkina Faso.
“Diplomats and (government) officials” were among the foreigners, according to the ministry. Prior to their departure to their various nations, Saudi Arabia “worked to provide all the necessary needs of foreign nationals,” it was said.
Last week, fighting broke out in Sudan between Abdel Fattah al-Burhan’s army and Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, his former deputy who is now his competitor. The potent paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) are under Daglo’s leadership.
Abdel Fattah al-Burhan had earlier stated that he had received calls from the heads of various nations requesting that he “facilitate and guarantee safety for evacuating citizens and diplomatic missions,” and that the evacuations are anticipated to start “in the coming hours.” He revealed that military jets will be used to airlift citizens of the United States, Britain, France, and China.
In a coup in 2021, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Mohamed Hamdan Daglo took control. According to AFP, intense gunfire from both sides continued in numerous areas of Sudan’s capital Khartoum, leaving hundreds of people dead and thousands more injured.