RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Wednesday called for a return to dialogue between protesters and the military council in Sudan.
The Kingdom is following developments in the country with concern, state Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.
The statement came after at least 35 people were killed when Sudanese security forces stormed a protest camp outside the Defense Ministry in central Khartoum Monday. At least 25 people have been killed in clashes since, the Sudan Doctors Committee said.
“The Kingdom affirms the importance of resuming the dialogue between the various parties in Sudan to fulfil the aspirations of the brotherly Sudanese people,” the Saudi statement said.
The Kingdom also called for “reason, wisdom and dialogue” to prevail in Sudan, and affirmed its steadfast support for the country and its people.
Saudi Arabia also expressed its condolences to the families of those killed, and said it supports everything that achieves “security and stability” in Sudan.