Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, says his country is interested in helping to end crisis in Sudan and return the country to stability.
This, he said on Thursday in a meeting with the Deputy Chair of the Transitional Sovereignty Council of Sudan Malik Agar in Moscow. The latter is in Russia on an official visit.
“We are happy to see you in Moscow. We believe your arrival is very timely. Russia is following what is happening in Sudan with concern and is interested in helping to create conditions for the situation to normalise. Our embassy, which remains in Khartoum, maintains contact with all interested parties,” Lavrov said.
“Today it is of particular importance for us to listen to your assessments of the situation. We will be grateful for recommendations on how Russia and other members of the international community can contribute to overcoming the crisis.”
“We will use this opportunity to review our bilateral cooperation and outline plans for further development. We will also discuss the situation in some of your neighbouring countries,” he added.
Sudan has since April 15, been embroiled in the war between the army led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhane and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) of General Mohamed Hamdane Daglo. The war has left more than 2,800 people dead, according to the NGO Acled, and more than 2.5 million displaced and refugees, according to the UN.