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China will do everything possible to protect safety of Chinese nationals in Sudan: FM spokesperson

2023-04-19 Editor : Mo Honge ECNS App Download

(ECNS) -- The Chinese Foreign Ministry immediately activated the consular emergency response mechanism and instructed the Chinese Embassy in Sudan to make the utmost efforts to protect the safety and security of Chinese nationals and institutions in Sudan after conflicts between armed forces erupted in Sudan's capital Khartoum and several other places, spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Tuesday.

The Chinese Embassy in Sudan has issued a safety notice for Chinese nationals, got in touch with Chinese institutions in the country to verify their safety status and provide guidance for strengthening prevention against dangers, and offered help to Chinese nationals in need, he added.

The spokesperson noted that given the current situation, the Chinese Foreign Ministry and the Chinese Embassy in Sudan have reminded Chinese nationals not to travel to Sudan in the near future and asked those already in Sudan to follow closely the developments of the situation, stay inside, take extra precaution, be prepared for emergencies and register their personal information with the Embassy as soon as possible.

In case of emergencies, they need to call the police at once and contact the Embassy for help.

The moment the Chinese Embassy in Sudan learned the predicament of the two teachers from the Confucius Institute at the University of Khartoum, it took immediate action and engaged in close communication and coordination with relevant parties of Sudan, Wang said, adding that the two teachers have been transported to a relatively safe place. 

"Our Ministry and Embassy in Sudan will continue to follow local developments and do everything possible to protect the safety and security of Chinese nationals and institutions in Sudan," he said.


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