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Borrell talks with Saudi Arabia to try to push for a ceasefire in Sudan

The high representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrellhas maintained contacts with the authorities of Saudi Arabia to try to promote a ceasefire in Sudanreported this Sunday.

We share concerns about military escalation and agree to continue to collectively push for an immediate ceasefire.”, Borrell said through his Twitter account.

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He added that “the protection of civilians is a priority”.

Borrell specified that he has spoken about the “latest events” in Sudan with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia, Faisal bin Farhan.

At least 413 people have been killed and 3,551 injured in Sudan since the outbreak of the conflict, according to the latest count released by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The fighting that began on April 15 between the Sudanese Army and the paramilitary group Rapid Support Forces (FAR) emerged after weeks of tension over the reform of the security forces in negotiations to form a new transitional government.

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Both forces were the architects of the joint coup that overthrew the transitional government of Sudan in October 2021.

Source: Elcomercio

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