Maldives condemns storming of Saudi embassy in Sudan

The Maldives has condemned the storming and vandalism of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Sudan.

In a press release, the Maldives stated that the residences of Saudi staff were also vandalised, which violated the sanctity and safety of the headquarters of diplomatic missions and their employees. The Maldives stressed the importance of protecting diplomatic headquarters and their residences, and the need to stop all forms of violence targeting their employees, which are in clear violation of international law and diplomatic norms.

Additionally, the Maldives reaffirmed its solidarity with the government and people of Saudi Arabia and reiterated its commitment to peace and stability in the region. It added that such attacks undermine the efforts by Saudi Arabia, the international community, and the concerned parties to find a peaceful solution to the conflict.

Clashes between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) has resulted in 1,800 people killed and nearly two million people displaced, including thousands seeking refuge in neighboring countries. Multiple ceasefires have been agreed upon and subsequently broken, leading to frustrations among the Sudanese people and the imposition of sanctions by the United States on both warring generals. The latest development is a 24-hour ceasefire agreed upon by the warring generals, scheduled to begin on June 10. However, previous attempts to pause the conflict have proven unsuccessful.

The situation in Sudan remains tense, with reports of ongoing clashes and airstrikes. Basic services such as running water and electricity are scarce, and many hospitals in combat zones are not functioning properly. The conflict has had a devastating impact on the lives of Sudanese people, with widespread humanitarian needs and a desperate need for a resolution to the ongoing hostilities.