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His Excellency the minister of Foreign Affairs meets with the Director General of the International Committee of the Red Cross

His Excellency the minister of Foreign Affairs meets with the Director General of the International Committee of the Red Cross On the sidelines of his participation in the World Refugee Forum, His Excellency the minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Ali al-Sadiq Ali, met this afternoon, Thursday, December 14, at the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva, with Mr. Robert Mardini, director general of the International Committee of the Red Cross. The minister expressed his deep thanks and appreciation to the International Committee of the Red Cross for the great support it has been providing to Sudan to respond to the critical humanitarian situation that the country is going through. Then, His Excellency touched upon the recent incident suffered by the Red Cross staff last Sunday during the evacuation of civilians in Khartoum, where His Excellency provided clear statements about the circumstances of the incident and the poor coordination and understanding in the evacuation plan agreed by the Red Cross with the Sudanese armed forces, stressing the strength of the long-term cooperation relations between Sudan and the ICRC and the importance of avoiding a recurrence in the future. For his part, Mr. Robert Mardini welcomed the visit of H. E. Ambassador Ali al-Sadiq, expressing his understanding of the complexities of the security situation, movement arrangements and the difficulty of communication that such an incident may result in. He expressed his happiness with the significant breakthrough in the process of granting visas, movement permits and customs clearance that took place recently. In conclusion, the parties stressed the continuation of constructive cooperation between Sudan and the ICRC and the importance of tight coordination to avoid such incidents in the future. Released on December 14, 2023

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