Georgian Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili on Friday said the Government, “as promised” to the country’s citizens, continued working on a “daily basis” to evacuate its citizens “on time” from Sudan amid a violent tussle for power between the country’s military and a paramilitary group.
We are very concerned about the fate of our citizens in Sudan. We know that the ongoing military conflict and confrontation there create a very difficult environment in terms of security”, Darchiashvili noted, stressing the Government was in “active contact” with the Georgian citizens in Sudan and their family members.
The FM said it was hard to find “concrete mechanisms”, which would “effectively help” the evacuation of citizens, emphasising the Georgian side was in constant communication with its partner countries and all international organisations in this matter, the Foreign Ministry said.
The official stressed the Ministry was trying to identify the needs of the citizens and the ways to help them as much as possible, adding the main recommendation for the safety of Georgian and other foreign citizens trapped in Sudan, was to stay in and avoid going to the streets.
I am sure that with the united efforts of the international community, it will be possible to evacuate all those citizens, who are stuck in these difficult conditions in Sudan, safely and without harm", Darchiashvili said.