Beirut, 28 October 2021 (GNP/TDI): The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Dr. Abdullah Bou Habib, reassured the situation of the Lebanese community after the military coup in Sudan.
Since the overthrow of former ruler Omar al-Bashir two years ago, military and civilian leaders have been at war.
Nowadays, a coup d’etat took place in Sudan, where the military disbanded the civilian government, arrested political leaders, and declared a state of emergency. General Abdel Fattah Burhan, the leader of the coup, condemned the internal political struggle.
Since then, demonstrations took place in several cities, including the capital Khartoum. Three people were reportedly killed after being shot by the army.
In conversations with journalists, Dr. Abdullah Bou Habib said:
“We are following with great interest what is happening in Sudan, in coordination with our embassy in Khartoum, and the data available to us to the date indicated that the Lebanese community in Sudan is fine”.
However, the Minister warned all Lebanese residing in Sudan to take all precautionary measures to preserve their safety.