RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said it is following with great concern the developing events in Sudan and stressed on the importance of restraint and a de-escalation of tensions.
The Kingdom said it was important to preserve all the political and economic gains and everything that aimed to protect the unity among all the political components in Sudan, the foreign ministry said in a statement.
The Kingdom said it continues to stand by the Sudanese people and supports security, stability, growth and prosperity for Sudan.
Meanwhile, the US Embassy in Khartoum on Monday condemned the forced removal of the civilian government by Sudan’s armed forces, and their actions to undermine the country’s democratic transition.
“We call for the military to immediately cease violence, release detained officials, and ensure the safety of Sudanese citizens demonstrating for democratic and civilian leadership,” it said in a tweet.
We call for the military to immediately cease violence, release detained officials, and ensure the safety of Sudanese citizens demonstrating for democratic and civilian leadership. (2/2)
— US Embassy Khartoum (@USEmbassyKRT) October 25, 2021
Earlier on Monday, the embassy said it had received reports that armed forces are blocking certain areas in and around Khartoum and advised American citizens to shelter in place and remain aware of their surroundings.
“The US embassy is gravely concerned by reports that the armed forces have taken action against Sudan’s civilian government, and condemns actions that are undermining Sudan’s democratic transition,” it added.
The embassy also said: “We call on all actors who are disrupting Sudan’s transition to stand down, and allow the civilian-led transitional government to continue its important work to achieve the goals of the revolution.”