Egypt renews its invitation to its citizens to leave Sudan

In a statement, the Foreign Ministry urged the rest of the Egyptians there to move through the Arqin and Qastal border crossings.

According to official sources, at the beginning of the fighting, on April 15, about 10,000 Egyptians lived in Sudan, half of them university students, although about 7,000 left the country.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi this week reiterated his government’s support for Sudan’s territorial integrity and called on the warring parties there for dialogue to end the conflict.

Al-Sisi said, during his meeting here with the deputy head of the Sudanese Transitional Sovereign Council, Malik Agar, that Cairo is “doing its best to reach a cease-fire.”

He also pledged to continue Egypt’s support for Sudan after recalling the historical relations between the two countries.

More than 200,000 Sudanese have crossed into Egypt since the fighting began.

Both Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry stressed on several occasions that the conflict is an internal matter, and therefore called for avoiding any interference in that African country.

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