Riyadh, 2 May 2023 (TDI): Foreign Ministry of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that a transport plane belonging to the Royal Saudi Air Force arrived in Jeddah with 45 Saudi civilians and 36 people of Pakistani nationality. The ship of H M S “Al-Diriyah” arrived in Jeddah with 52 nationals of brotherly and friendly countries on board.

Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson has shared the tweet saying we are grateful to the brotherly country of Saudi Arabia for their support and assistance to Pakistanis in distress, and the evacuations through Jeddah will continue until the last Pakistani returns safely.

Custodians of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman, Crown Prince, and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman have issued directives to evacuate Saudi citizens and nationals of friendly countries from Sudan.

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Saudi Arabia continues to receive its citizens and other countries’ nationals from Sudan.

The Ministry of Interior is completing the procedures for receiving Saudi citizens and nationals of friendly countries coming from Sudan and facilitating their movement to their places of residence before leaving for their countries through the Kingdom’s various ports.

Sudan’s Armed Forces, led by Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the Rapid Support Forces paramilitary group, led by Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, have agreed on multiple truces, but none have held.

At least 512 people have been killed and more than 4,000 injured in clashes between the Sudanese army and its rival RSF paramilitary since April 15.

Sudan has been without a functioning government since October 2021, when the military dismissed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s transitional government and declared a state of emergency in a move decried by political forces as a “coup.”

Sudan’s transitional period, which started in August 2019, was scheduled to end with elections in early 2024.

Saudi Arabia has evacuated more than 5,000 people from conflict-torn Sudan amid ongoing clashes between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

Over the past few days, the Saudi Navy has garnered widespread attention for its effective collaboration with different armed forces branches in rescuing thousands of stranded individuals seeking refuge from the sudden conflict in Sudan.