Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias announced that due to the events in Sudan, military transport planes of the Air Force will be deployed to Egypt to evacuate its citizens from this country.
Dendias made statements regarding the process of evacuating Greek citizens who were caught up in the clashes between the army and the Rapid Support Forces, which began on April 15 in Sudan.
Pointing out that Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ decision was taken to keep military transport planes and Greek Air Force personnel on standby in Egypt to participate in evacuations, Dendias said: “Our citizens are stuck in Khartoum, where fierce conflicts have been raging for two weeks. A priority of the government since The first moment is the safety and protection of Greek citizens.” He said.
Clashes between the army and HDK in Sudan
Armed clashes broke out between the army and paramilitary non-governmental organizations on the morning of April 15 in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, and other cities.
The dispute between the army and the HDK party regarding military security reform, which stipulates “HDK’s full participation in the army”, has turned into a heated conflict in the past few months.
The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the head of the Sovereignty Council and the army commander, General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, had decided to dissolve the HDK that clashed with the army, and to declare a force rebellious against the state, and that it would act on this basis. .
According to the World Health Organization, more than 400 people have lost their lives in the conflict.
HDK announced that they would apply a “humanitarian” truce for a period of 72 hours, starting from the first day of the holiday, and the army announced that it would abide this evening by the call for a cease-fire launched by international circles.
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