Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa announced that 45 people, including 41 Japanese citizens and 4 family members, were transported from Port Sudan to Djibouti by ASDF plane.
The government announced that Takei Shunsuke, Senior Deputy Foreign Minister of Japan, was sent to Djibouti to organize the return flights of the evacuated Japanese.
Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio said that they are in contact with the relevant countries for a successful evacuation of Japanese citizens and they will make every effort for this.
Cabinet Chief Secretary Matsuno Hirokazu said in a statement that there were no injuries among the evacuated Japanese nationals, including the staff of the Khartoum Embassy of his country.
conflicts in Sudan
Armed clashes broke out between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary force HDK on the morning of April 15 in Khartoum and other cities, the capital of the North African country of Sudan.
The disagreement between the army and the HDK regarding the military security reform, which envisages “the full participation of the HDK in the army”, had turned into a hot conflict in the last few months.
The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the Sovereignty Council Chairman and Army Commander General Abdulfettah al-Burhan had decided to dissolve the HDK, which clashed with the army, and to declare a rebel force against the state, and that they would act on this basis.
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that 459 people have lost their lives and 4,071 people have been injured in conflicts since April 15 in the capital Khartoum and other cities.