Archive photo

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has sent a letter to the UN Security Council calling for peace in Sudan and urgent action to avert famine, while reiterating its support for all initiatives aimed at to achieve a ceasefire.

In an important statement outlining the UAE’s letter to the United Nations Security Council, the UAE formally called on all warring parties to participate in the Jeddah talks process.

At the UN, the UAE mission praised the role of Uganda and top African Union (AU) and regional leaders in their efforts to end the crisis. The United Arab Emirates has joined the call by the African Union Peace and Security Council for the leaders of the warring factions to meet without further delay under the auspices of the AU and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development and that they participate in the next inclusive political summit of Sudan. dialogue process in Addis Ababa from July 10 to 15, 2024.

In a statement released in New York, the United Arab Emirates launched an urgent appeal to address the risk of famine.

The UAE continues to emphasize the importance of allowing and facilitating the urgent, unimpeded and sustained passage of humanitarian assistance for civilians in need.

“The international community must significantly increase its support for Sudan. The response to this crisis is too important to continue to be held back by warring factions that do not represent the interests of the Sudanese people. The UAE remains focused on working with international partners to mitigate the risk of famine and encourage warring parties to positively engage in a political process. Furthermore, the UAE supports all initiatives aimed at ending this conflict and firmly believes that peace talks must be supported by all those who wish to see a peaceful resolution to the conflict.

The United Arab Emirates reaffirmed its “support for efforts to defuse tensions, implement a ceasefire and advance negotiations leading to the restoration of a legitimate and representative government of all the Sudanese people” . The continued violence only highlights that neither warring party represents the Sudanese people. The United Arab Emirates reaffirms that there is no military solution to this conflict.

Furthermore, the UAE refuted the fabricated allegations made by the representative of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) against the UAE. The evidence highlighted that: The passport images which the SAF claimed were “found on the battlefield” were in reality photographs of scans or photocopies of the data pages of six passports belonging to charity workers and a businessman who had visited Sudan well before the conflict. The defamatory allegations made against these individuals stand in stark contrast to the reception they have previously received from Sudanese authorities. The individuals are all in possession of their passports, and reserve the right to initiate legal proceedings.

A photograph of a damaged armored vehicle posted by the SAF representative was mistakenly identified as a “Nimr armored vehicle with Ford interior”. The UAE statement demonstrates conclusively that this is not a Nimr vehicle and, in fact, that no Nimr vehicle is produced on a Ford chassis or with a Ford interior.

The UAE rejects false allegations regarding the supply of weapons and military equipment to any warring party. The UAE has not provided any weapons or related materiel of any kind to the warring parties since the start of the conflict. The UAE provided military assistance to Sudan before the outbreak of the conflict and at the request of the Sudanese government, through the Sudanese Ministry of Defense and the Sudanese Armed Forces, to support Sudan’s efforts to maintain the peace and stability in the country. General Al-Burhan, then chairman of Sudan’s Transitional Sovereign Council, formally requested military assistance from the United Arab Emirates as part of a defense agreement signed between the two countries on July 29, 2020. The support and UAE assistance has been consistent. with our obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions.

The telephone photographs are of commercial telephones widely sold decades ago. These models are obsolete civilian phones that are no longer in production. The “Etisalat” logo and markings that appear on some phones are old – dating from before the year 2000 – and are no longer used by the company.

A UAE government spokesperson said: “The allegations made by Sudanese representatives are nothing more than fabrications without context or corroborating evidence and should be summarily ignored. The statement also highlights the deep relations between the two countries. “The impacts of this conflict are deeply felt by the UAE’s large Sudanese community, which constitutes an important part of our society and is a testament to the deep-rooted relations between the two countries. our two countries.

The statement illustrates the substantial direct assistance provided by the UAE to the Sudanese people. “The UAE has sought to help meet the humanitarian needs of the Sudanese people. After the SAF unfortunately declined our offer of 25 May 2023 to establish a field hospital in Sudan to provide aid and medical support, the UAE has established two field hospitals near the Chad-South border. Sudan. These field hospitals remain a critical lifeline for those in need of medical care. Additionally, last week the UAE signed new agreements with the UN to increase aid to Sudan, allocating an additional $70 million in aid to Sudan through key partners and agencies of the United Nations, in addition to the $130 million that the United Arab Emirates has provided in humanitarian aid. in Sudan since the outbreak of conflict in April 2023.”

The UAE will continue to make its case to the UN to help end the conflict and clear the fog of disinformation from international discussions that seeks to obscure the path to resolution of the conflict and an end to the suffering in Sudan .


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *