Kuala Lumpur, 29 April 2023 (TDI): Doctor Zambry Kadir, Malaysia’s Foreign Minister, greet Malaysian Ambassador to Sudan Mohamad Razdan Jamil, his family members, and fellow Malaysians who had been transported out safely from Khartoum, Sudan.
The Malaysian government expresses its heartfelt appreciation to the governments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for their exceptional arrangements and generous help in securing their safe return.
The Malaysian government urges all parties involved in Sudan to immediately cease hostilities and resolve issues peacefully to prevent other innocent lives from being lost.
Meanwhile, the Malaysian Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, will handle Sudan-related matters immediately.
The Foreign Ministry of Malaysia also thanked the Malaysian Government Agencies, GLCs, and all parties that worked relentlessly to ensure the success of Ops Sudan.
As there was an air strike in Khartoum, Sudan, in April 2023, which endangered the lives of Malaysians living in the area.
The Malaysian government, led by FM Dr. Zambry, took action to ensure the safe evacuation of these individuals from Sudan.
Mohamad Razdan Jamil, the Malaysian Ambassador to Sudan, played a crucial role in facilitating the evacuation process.
Upon their arrival at KLIA, Foreign Minister Dr. Zambry Kadir personally welcomed the ambassador and his family members and the other Malaysians who were brought out safely from Khartoum.
This scenario highlights the importance of diplomatic relations and government officials’ role in ensuring their citizens’ safety and well-being, particularly in times of crisis.
Previously, the warring factions were allies who came together following a massive people-power revolution in 2019 to depose Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir.
They pledged a democratic transition but deposed the country’s interim civilian administration in a second coup in 2021.
Hundreds of people have been killed in skirmishes between Sudan’s military and the central paramilitary organization. More have fled for safety as a rising civil war threatened to destabilize the whole region.