After the military coup in Sudan, the army command removed six ambassadors, including the country’s envoy, to the European Union. That was announced on Thursday.
The Sudanese ambassadors to the European Union, the United States, China, France, Qatar and the head of the Sudanese mission in Geneva have been deposed, Sudanese state television said. A number of Sudanese diplomats had condemned the military takeover and expressed solidarity with Sudanese demonstrators opposing the coup.
“We reiterate our unwavering commitment and full support for the Sudanese people’s struggle for freedom, peace and justice and want to establish a permanent democratic system in the country,” said Sudanese ambassadors to Belgium, France, Switzerland, China. South Africa, Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates in a joint statement.
The army seized power in the East African country last Monday, and Unknown men arrested prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok. General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan announced the dismissal of civilian members of the country’s transitional government and declared a state of emergency.
The international community condemned the coup. However, although the African Union announced that it would scrap Sudan’s membership on Wednesday, the US and the EU said they continue to recognize deposed Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok as the leader. The US has already suspended the $700 million aid program to the country, but the EU also threatens to freeze aid payments.