China’s permanent representative to the United Nations on Wednesday called on the warring parties in Sudan to promptly end hostilities.
Zhang Jun, said the recent eruption of armed conflict in Sudan has led to massive civilian casualties and infrastructure destruction.
He said that it pains China, a good friend and partner of the country, to see the country’s relapse into turmoil.
China, however, calls on both parties to put the interests of the country and people first, end hostilities promptly and avoid further escalating the situation, he told a Security Council meeting on Sudan.
China hopes that the humanitarian truce will hold, civilians will be effectively protected, the safety of foreign institutions, personnel, and diplomatic missions in the country will be ensured.
Security and logistics support will be provided for humanitarian aid and personnel evacuation and relocation, Zhang said.
“Sudan is an important country in the Horn of Africa, if the current conflict drags on and escalates, there will undoubtedly be a higher spillover risk.
This is not in the interests of the country and will harm regional peace and security,” he warned.
He said at present, the priority is to facilitate the immediate cessation of hostilities, urging both parties to solve their differences and divergences through dialogue, and bring the political process and social-economic development as well as social order back to the right track.
The cause of the current turmoil in Sudan deserves serious reflection.
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