Japan announced on Wednesday that it was preparing to evacuate its nationals from Sudan, becoming the first country to take such a step in the country where violence has lasted since Saturday despite calls for a truce.
Nearly 200 people have already died in fighting in the nation between the paramilitaries of General Mohamed Hamdane Daglo's Rapid Support Forces (FSR) and the army under General Abdel Fattah al-Burhane, who has been in charge since the 2021 coup. based on the UN, since Saturday.
The embassy staff stated that they are about 60 Japanese nationals in Sudan, according to government spokesman Hirokazu Matsuno on Wednesday.
According to him, the Ministry of Defense has made the "necessary preparations" for the evacuations and the government is "doing everything in its power to ensure the safety of Japanese expatriates," he said at a press conference.
There are more and more international requests for an end to the fighting in Sudan.
The G7 foreign ministers, who met earlier this week in Japan, as well as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres both called for an immediate cessation of hostilities on Tuesday.
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