TOKYO – Ali Mohammed Ahmed Osman, Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of the Republic of Sudan in Tokyo, has encouraged Japan to play a crucial role in stabilizing Sudan amid its current political upheaval.

In an interview with Arab News Japan, Osman stated that Japan, as the world’s third-largest economy, a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, and a leading member of the G7, is well-positioned to play a critical role in enhancing Sudan’s security and stability, which is regarded as a critical component of the broader Indo-Pacific domain.

Unambiguously “isolating, condemning, and classifying the dissolved Rapid Support Forces and their commanders as a terrorist force in international and regional forums, such as the UN Security Council and the G7, for their blatant violations of international norms,” he suggested.

Osman also requested Japan to provide direct humanitarian aid to millions of Sudanese affected by the ongoing violence, including assistance in the areas of health, services, transportation, electricity, and food security. This aid is expected to be supplied by Japan as a result of its international commitments and substantial contributions under the Official Development Assistance program, which is a critical foreign aid project spearheaded by the Japanese government to assist developing nations.

According to the Sudanese Health Ministry, the continued war has resulted in major casualties, with over 500 people killed and 4,200 injured in recent weeks. The violence has also caused a humanitarian crisis, with many people unable to obtain basic essentials such as food and water, and aid organizations compelled to halt operations. In response to the violence, Japan has already evacuated all of its residents from Sudan.

• This item was originally published on Arab News Japan.

In this image grab taken from handout video footage released by the Sudanese paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on April 23, 2023, fighters wave assault rifles as they cross a street in the East Nile district of greater Khartoum. – A US-brokered ceasefire between Sudan’s warring generals entered its second day on April 26, 2023, but remained fragile after witnesses reported fresh air strikes and paramilitaries claimed to have seized a major oil refinery and power plant. (Photo by Rapid Support Forces (RSF) / AFP) / === RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / HO / SUDAN RAPID SUPPORT FORCES (RSF)” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS ===


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