British Envoy to Sudan: We are partnering with Egypt to reach a secure and stable Sudan – World news


The British envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Robert Fairweather, described his meetings and discussions during his visit to Egypt as very fruitful with regard to the Sudanese crisis.

The British envoy said that both the United Kingdom and Egypt share the goal of reaching a safe and stable Sudan, stressing that his country is aware of the important role that Egypt plays in hosting the Sudanese who fled the conflict.

The British Embassy in Cairo stated, in a statement today at the end of the visit, that Robert Fairweather met, during the visit, with officials of the Egyptian government and regional officials in addition to humanitarian organizations to discuss the situation in Sudan, and how to help the United Kingdom end the crisis.

The embassy quoted the British envoy to Sudan and South Sudan as saying, “We continue to make every effort to ensure a permanent ceasefire, and we call on both sides to put an end to the bloodshed.”

The British envoy had met within the framework of his visit with the Deputy Foreign Minister for African Affairs, Ambassador Hamdi Loza, where the two officials agreed on the need to reach an immediate and permanent cease-fire in Sudan and the resumption of the transition to a civilian-led government.

They also discussed the importance of both sides to the conflict allowing humanitarian access and protecting civilians and humanitarian workers.


Fairweather also met in Cairo with the Assistant Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ambassador Hossam Zaki, and discussed with him the situation in Sudan and international efforts to end the crisis.

He also met representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Egypt.

The UK continues to explore options to deliver effective humanitarian assistance to people in Sudan, in close coordination with international partners, including the UN and NGOs.

The statement made it clear that the UK has been and remains a committed donor in Sudan, having spent more than £250m on humanitarian aid in the past five years.

The statement indicated that since the crisis began last month, the United Kingdom and Egypt have been in close contact, with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak calling President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, and British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly calling Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, both of whom are leading diplomatic efforts for peace in the country. Sudan, and coordinate the evacuation of British, Egyptian and other nationalities.