Western diplomats blasted for taking part in Sudan's protests

2022-02-16 16:04:46
Western diplomats blasted for taking part in Sudan's protests

Sudan has summoned four ambassadors over the participation of their diplomatic vehicles in protests in the country, according to local media on Wednesday.

Al-Sudani newspaper said the foreign ministry summoned the ambassador of an Arab country and three western envoys, without identifying them.

The ministry informed the ambassadors of its protest over the participation of diplomatic vehicles belonging to them in demonstrations in the capital Khartoum.

The newspaper pointed out that the Arab ambassador apologized to the Sudanese government, after he explained that one of the drivers in the embassy had used the car without their knowledge.

There was no immediate comment from the Sudanese Foreign Ministry on the report, but on Jan. 27, the ruling Sovereign Council considered that the activities of some diplomatic missions in Khartoum "contradict diplomatic norms and violate the country's sovereignty."

This comes even as the people of Sudan continue to protest in various cities against the military's continued presence in power and demand the army's withdrawal from the political arena.

While Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, chairman of Sudan's governing council, has announced that the military is committed to holding elections in mid-2023, the Sudanese people are urging an immediate end to the military presence in power to form a democratic government.

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