Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi acknowledged that Egypt is facing difficulties with many Sudanese fleeing to it because of the conflict in their country, stressing that it will inevitably be affected by the crisis if it receives more Sudanese in light of the economic difficulties it is already suffering from due to the war between Russia and Ukraine.
In an interview reported by the Japanese newspaper Asahi today (Tuesday), Sisi revealed that Egypt is already hosting between 8-9 million people, not only from Sudan, but also from Libya, Syria, Yemen and other African countries. He warned that the entire region could be affected by the conflict in Sudan between the army and the Rapid Support Forces, expressing his desire to reach a ceasefire and the formation of a civilian government.
The Egyptian president said that Cairo seeks to stop the fire in Sudan and establish that, adding that the Egyptian foreign policy is based on refusing to interfere in the affairs of states, respecting the principle of sovereignty and settling disputes by peaceful means, explaining the efforts made by Egypt to stop and stabilize the fire, create an environment for peaceful dialogue and complete the transitional phase, To spare the Sudanese people the exacerbating humanitarian risks of the conflict.
For his part, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry renewed, during a meeting with the envoy of the President of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council, Ambassador Daffallah Al-Hajj, Egypt’s firm and declared position on the Sudanese crisis, calling for the need for an immediate ceasefire, and the importance of the commitment of all parties to fixing the armistice and not violating it, to allow an opportunity For humanitarian relief operations, wound healing, and the start of a serious dialogue aimed at resolving the existing differences.
“Egypt is keen to deal with the current crisis in Sudan as an internal matter,” said the official spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid. He explained that the Foreign Minister conveyed to the Sudanese envoy Egypt’s deep concern about the continuation of the current situation in Sudan, and that it will spare no effort to help the brothers in Sudan overcome this ordeal based on its firm belief in the unity of destiny and the common history between the peoples of the Nile Valley.