Situation in Sudan is very tensed, coordinating with countries involved: MEA

New Delhi: Fresh reports have confirmed that India is coordinating with various countries to ensure the safety and security of Indian nationals in Sudan as the situation in African country is getting intense with each passing day.

New Delhi is engaging with Quartet countries of the US, UK, Saudi Arabia and the UAE on the issue as the countries have key role. Hindustan Times has reported that External Affairs minister Jaishankar has spoken to the counterparts in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

“Both assured their practical support on-ground,” minister has said. The ministry has further claimed that our Ambassador in Washington DC & High Commissioner in London are in touch with their respective host governments. “We are working with the UN, which has a substantial presence in Sudan,” the ministry said.

The Ministry stated that situation on the streets in Sudan is very tense and movement is very risky at this stage. “Our priority is safety of movement and well-being of individuals wherever they are located,” it said.

“In New Delhi, we have set up a dedicated Control Room. We are in continuous touch with our Embassy in Khartoum and are getting regular reports of the status of the Indian community. The Embassy in turn is in touch with the community and individuals through multiple methods including WhatApps groups,” the ministry said.

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