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The European Union: the evacuation of more than a thousand citizens of the Union from Sudan

Josep Borrell, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union, announced that more than a thousand EU nationals have left Sudan in evacuations. Borrell said before a meeting with the foreign ministers of the bloc countries, today: The "The Union will continue to push for a political settlement to the conflict in Sudan despite the evacuation of diplomatic staff and other EU citizens from the country.". added: "We have to keep pressing for a political settlement.. We cannot afford to implode Sudan from within because this will send shock waves through the whole of Africa". He stressed that the international community as a whole is putting pressure on both sides of the conflict in Sudan to stop this war, announcing that it had communicated with "All neighboring countries and friends, and also with Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, Chairman of the Transitional Sovereignty Council in Sudan, and his deputy Lieutenant General Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo". He said that he informed Al-Burhan and Dagalo of the international community’s message that he "You must stop the war, silence the guns, start dialogue and search for a political solution, because there is no military solution to this war". Borrell said that Aidan O’Hara, the European Union’s ambassador to Sudan, is still in the country, noting that the evacuations of European and other nationals from Sudan are taking place. "It was complex and successful"And that the number of citizens belonging to the Union countries is estimated at 1,500 people in Khartoum. Sudan’s sudden slide into conflict between the army led by Al-Burhan and the Rapid Support Forces led by Daglo stranded thousands of foreigners, including diplomats and aid workers. Countries around the world are seeking to evacuate their citizens, and many evacuation efforts are taking place by air and through Sudanese sea ports on the Red Sea.

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