The state of South Sudan has expressed its desire to open a consulate in the city of Port Sudan, located in the eastern part of the country, as a precursor to resuming the work of its embassy in Sudan.
This decision came after the outbreak of the war between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces, leading to the relocation of several ministries, diplomatic missions, and international organizations to the city of Port Sudan, which is controlled by the Sudanese army. A meeting was held between the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sudan, Dafallah Al-Haj Ali, and the Consul General of the Republic of South Sudan, Gatkuoth Kai, in Port Sudan. During the meeting, they discussed strengthening the close relations between the two sisterly countries and ways to enhance them.
The meeting also discussed the desire of the Republic of South Sudan to open a consulate in Port Sudan, paving the way for the resumption of embassy work from there. The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sudan welcomed the decision.
He expressed the ministry’s readiness to facilitate the consulate’s mission to continue its work in Port Sudan, confirming the strong relations between the two countries despite the current challenges.
It also raises concerns about politicizing matters to serve the interests of the military, in particular, and indicates intensive efforts to interfere in Sudan‘s internal affairs with the aim of destabilizing its stability.