A written statement was made by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In the statement, it was stated that an “emergency operation” was launched to evacuate Kuwaiti citizens from Sudan, where armed conflicts continued despite the ceasefire decision taken due to the Eid al-Fitr.
Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Salim Abdullah al-Jaber al-Sabah noted that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs implemented this operation to evacuate citizens due to the armed conflicts and critical security situation in Sudan, and that the decision was taken as a result of close monitoring by the political administration.
Stating that all Kuwaitis who want to return to their country have reached the city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia safely, Minister Sabah stated that the efforts are continuing for the safe transfer of the citizens to Kuwait.
Minister Sabah did not provide information on the number of Kuwaitis evacuated.
Saudi Arabia’s Al Ekhbariya channel announced that the ship carrying 50 Saudi Arabian and foreign nationals evacuated from Sudan has arrived at Jeddah Port, and 4 more ships carrying 108 people from 11 countries will arrive at the port.
Clashes between army and HDK in Sudan
Armed clashes broke out between the army and the paramilitary NGO on the morning of April 15 in the capital of Sudan, Khartoum and other cities.
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 decided to dissolve the HDK, which clashed with the army, and to declare a rebel force against the state, and that it would act on this basis.
According to the World Health Organization, more than 400 people lost their lives in the conflict.
HDK announced that they would implement a 72-hour “humanitarian” ceasefire starting from the first day of the holiday, and the army announced that it would comply with the ceasefire call of international circles in the evening.