Saudi Arabia denounces an assault by an »armed group» on the office of Saudi cultural attaché in Sudan

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Saudi Arabian authorities have denounced that the office of the Saudi cultural attaché in Sudan was raided on Tuesday by »an armed group» and denounced that some of the material was stolen, amid fighting that broke out on April 15 between the Sudanese Army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

The Saudi Foreign Ministry has indicated in a statement published on its account on the social network Twitter that the assailants damaged »equipment and cameras» and stole »part of the property» present in the offices, in addition to disabling their servers.

Thus, he stressed that Riyadh condemns »in the strongest terms» the incident in this building in Sudan’s capital Khartoum and called on the parties to »respect the sanctity of diplomatic missions». »Those responsible must be punished,» he said.

The ministry renews the Kingdom’s call for an end to the military escalation between the parties to the conflict, an end to violence and to ensure the necessary protection of Sudanese diplomats, residents and civilians,» he added.

The head of the Sudanese Armed Forces and president of the Sovereign Transitional Council, Abdelfatá al Burhan, and the leader of the RSF, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, alias ‘Hemedti’, gave on Sunday »in principle» their approval to establish a truce between May 4 and 11, as announced by South Sudan.

The army and the RSF also agreed to appoint delegations to begin talks on a deal to end the hostilities, which erupted amid rising tensions over 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 revive the transition.


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