The Foreign Office has said that they are concerned about the situation in Sudan, following ongoing armed confrontations in the country resulting in dozens killed and hundreds injured. The situation is related to the ongoing political instability and unrest in Sudan, which has been a persistent issue since the ousting of former President Omar al-Bashir in 2019.
One of the main sources of the current unrest is the ongoing dispute between the transitional government and the military over the country’s political direction and who should lead the country. There have also been reports of economic struggles, including high inflation rates and food shortages, exacerbating tensions in the country. Additionally, there have been clashes between various ethnic groups in the country, leading to violence and displacement. The United Nations has expressed concern about the current situation in Sudan and has urged all parties to prioritise dialogue and peaceful resolution of conflicts. The international community has also called for the protection of civilians and respect for human rights in the country.
The Foreign Office said in a statement:
“Now is the time for the Sudanese leadership to deescalate tensions and prevent further bloodshed. The UK calls on Sudanese leadership to return to dialogue. After months of fruitful political discussion, and real progress towards the return of a civilian-led transition, military action is not the solution. Long term peace is possible, but only through open, honest and pragmatic discussion.”
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