Malaysia condemns hostilities in Sudan, calls for meaningful dialogue – Ministry

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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia strongly condemns the ongoing hostilities between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), which have caused immense hardship and loss of innocent lives.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement said, in the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan, Malaysia calls on both sides to immediately cease hostilities and exercise utmost restraint, reflecting the Islamic tenets of peace and compassion.

“Both sides should resolve any differences through peaceful means and avoid any actions that could further exacerbate tensions in the country. Meaningful dialogue and negotiations are the only way forward towards restoring peace and stability in Sudan.

“Malaysia urges all parties to prioritise the safety and security of civilians and work together towards creating a peaceful and stable environment in which all Sudanese could thrive and prosper,” the statement said.

The statement stressed that Malaysia remains in solidarity with the people of Sudan and will continue to support efforts towards a lasting and peaceful resolution to the conflict and pray for the wellbeing and safety of the people of Sudan during this challenging time.

Earlier the ministry in its statement said, all 29 registered Malaysians in Sudan mostly students are accounted for and confirmed safe. The embassy is in close contact with them and is providing necessary assistance.

The Ministry in its statement also advised Malaysians planning to visit Sudan to defer their travel until the situation stabilises.

According to the statement, the Embassy of Malaysia which is currently operating temporarily from the residence of the Ambassador of Malaysia to Sudan can be contacted at: Telephone: +249900753633, +249183286379; E-mail:; Wisma Putra Operation Room’s contact: +60388874570; +60388874770;+60388874445

It was reported over 56 civilians have been killed and at least 595 people have been wounded across the country as the army and rival forces fight for power.

The fighting broke out after months of escalating tensions between the military’s commander, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and the head of the RSF, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo over the integration of the RSF into the army.

The United Nations has also condemned the killing of civilians, including the three World Food Programme staff in Sudan.–Malaysia World News

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