Algeria denounces an assault against the residence of its ambassador in Khartoum
June 21 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The capital of Sudan, Khartoum, has been the scene this Wednesday of new fighting between the Army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), shortly after the end of the three-day ceasefire in force in the country, marked by the accusations mutuals for violations of the agreement.
Witnesses quoted by the Sudanese newspaper ‘Al Taghyir’ have indicated that the fighting has also taken place in Mansur and Mohandessin, in Omdurman, adjacent to Kartún, amid reports of contacts between the parties to agree on a new ceasefire.
During the day on Tuesday, the Saudi Foreign Minister, Faisal bin Farhan, held talks with the heads of the Army and the RSF, Abdelfatá al Burhan and Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, respectively, to ask them to support a political solution to the crisis.
Thus, Bin Farhan stressed the need to “remain calm” and “cease all kinds of military escalation,” according to the Saudi daily ‘Saudi Gazette’. Saudi Arabia and the United States have been playing a “facilitator” role in contacts between the Army and the RSF in the Saudi city of Jeddah, including the latest ceasefire agreements.
Before the outbreak of the new fighting, both parties exchanged accusations about their responsibility in an attack against the headquarters of the General Intelligence Service in Khartoum, which is under the control of the RSF, without any information on victims for now.
On the other hand, the Government of Algeria has denounced an assault and looting inside the residence of its ambassador in the capital of Sudan, Khartoum, without there being any information on who was behind the attack.
“Algeria expresses its firm condemnation of the assault and looting of the residence of the Algerian ambassador in Khartoum and insists on the need to prosecute those responsible for this criminal act, which constitutes a violation of International Law and diplomatic norms,” the Ministry said. of Algerian Foreign Affairs.
Thus, he stressed in a statement published through his account on the social network Twitter that “insists on the need to protect the facilities of diplomatic missions”, while asking “all parties” to “stop killing each other and bet on a dialogue to overcome the differences and put an end to the crisis, in line with the aspirations of the brother Sudanese people”.
“It must be remembered that Algeria previously proceeded to evacuate its diplomatic personnel at its Embassy in Sudan, as well as members of the national community, after the outbreak of the unfortunate crisis that this sister country is going through,” it has settled.
Since the outbreak of the fighting, there have been numerous assaults and attacks against diplomatic headquarters, which has led to various international condemnations, amidst the exchange of accusations between the Army and the RSF for their alleged involvement in these incidents.
The current hostilities between the Army and the paramilitaries broke out in the context of an increase in tensions around the integration of the RSF into the Armed Forces, a key part of an agreement signed in December to form a new civilian government and reactivate the open transition after the 2019 overthrow of Omar Hasan al Bashir, damaged by the October 2021 coup, in which the prime minister of unity, Abdallah Hamdok, was overthrown.