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European Union Commissioner for Foreign Policy Josep Borrell announced today, Sunday, the evacuation of a European Union delegation from Sudan’s capital Khartoum.

Borrell said EU Ambassador Aidan O’Hara, who was attacked earlier in the week, would continue to work in Sudan.

Borrell added in a tweet on Twitter that he was relieved that the evacuation was moving forward with the support of the French diplomatic service, the French army and Djibouti.

“We remain committed to silencing weapons and helping all remaining civilians,” he added.

It was assumed that @EU_Sudan safely evacuated from #Sudan.

Thankful @francediplo & @Armees_Gouv for doing it possible, with #Djibouti help. EU Ambassador continues work from Sudan.

We remain seeks to silence guns and help all civilians who remained behind.

— Josep Borrell Fontelles (@JosepBorrellF) April 23, 2023

Borrell called on each of the leaders of the warring military factions in Sudan to declare a ceasefire.

Borrell said he spoke with the de facto president, commander of the army in Sudan, Abdel Fattah al-Buran, and Muhammad Hamdan Daghalo (Hamidti), commander of the Rapid Support Forces.

He also said that he stressed in his talks the need to protect civilians in Sudan, where heavy fighting has been going on for more than a week.

The EU foreign policy chief also called for guarantees for the safe evacuation of EU citizens from Sudan.

Spoke to both generals @aftaburkhan And @GeneralDaglo calling for immediate termination.

Also insisted on V need to protect civilians and guarantee safe evacuation of EU citizens.#Sudan

— Josep Borrell Fontelles (@JosepBorrellF) April 23, 2023

Source: RT+agencies

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