RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s on Saturday condemned and denounced the storming and vandalising of Qatar’s embassy in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, the Kingdom’s foreign ministry said in a statement.
“Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses the Kingdom’s total rejection of all forms of violence and sabotage toward diplomatic missions and representations,” it added in a statement.
The ministry called on all Sudanese parties to abide by the truce, in accordance with the results of the recent Jeddah talks, and to engage in the political path that seeks to reach a just and comprehensive solution to the crisis in Sudan.
On Saturday, Qatar’s embassy was the latest diplomatic mission to be attacked, following attacks on the embassies of Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Turkiye in recent weeks.
Saturday’s attack came a day after Arab leaders meeting at a summit in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, urged Sudan’s feuding generals to halt the fighting.
The Gulf Cooperation Council also strongly condemned the attack on the Qatari embassy, and all forms of violence and vandalism, especially those targeting the headquarters of diplomatic missions and their buildings recently.
GCC Secretary-General Jassem Albudaiwi reiterated the call for the parties to the conflict to move quickly toward ceasing military operations, exercise maximum restraint, avoid escalation, respect international agreements and diplomatic norms that guarantee the sanctity and safety of diplomatic missions’ headquarters and their employees, and to spare civilians the effects of conflicts.
He also called on all parties to engage seriously in the Jeddah talks, to reach a comprehensive political solution that achieves security, stability and prosperity for Sudan and its people.
The Arab Parliament issued a statement condemning the incident and stressed the need to not damage diplomatic missions and provide them with full security, calling on all Sudanese parties to immediately and permanently implement a cease-fire and return to political dialogue.