BEJING, Apr 27 Naval Forces (Navy) to Sudan to carry out the evacuation of Chinese citizens, Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Tan Kefei said on Thursday.
“In order to protect the lives and property of Chinese citizens in Sudan, the Chinese army dispatched naval ships to Sudan on April 26 to evacuate Chinese citizens in Sudan,” a message posted on the Chinese Defense Ministry's official social media account said. WeChat.
At a briefing on Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning said that the Chinese Embassy in Sudan continues its work amid hostilities in the country. The diplomat noted that most Chinese citizens in Sudan have already been evacuated to safe zones or neighboring countries. According to her, there were no reports of casualties among Chinese citizens.
Fighting has been going on in Sudan since April 15 between the Rapid Reaction Forces under the command of Mohammed Hamdan Daglo and the regular army. The opposing forces in Sudan are exchanging conflicting statements about military successes and control of facilities, launching a large-scale information war in the media and social networks.
Sudanese health minister says country's clashes death toll rises to 600. WHO representative in Sudan, Nima Saeed Abid, said Tuesday at a weekly UN briefing in Geneva that 459 people have died and 4,072 have been injured in the armed conflict.
UN Secretary General António Guterres, speaking at a meeting of the Security Council, called on the parties in Sudan to immediately cease hostilities. Volker Perthes, special representative of the organization's secretary general for Sudan, said that there are no unequivocal signs of the readiness of any of the parties to the conflict in Sudan for negotiations.