UAE refutes allegation over arms supply to Sudan warring parties


The UAE has categorically refuted a media report alleging that the country supplied weapons and ammunition to warring parties in Sudan.

In a statement published on national news agency WAM, Afra Al Hameli, Director of Strategic Communications at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, clarified that the UAE has not supplied arms and ammunition to any of the warring parties in Sudan since the outbreak of the conflict in April.

She reaffirmed that the UAE has not taken sides in the conflict and has consistently called for de-escalation and an initiation for diplomatic dialogue.

Al Hameli added that the UAE will continue to support all efforts aimed at achieving security in Sudan and enhancing its stability and prosperity until a ceasefire is secured. 

Furthermore, she underscored that the UAE continues to monitor the humanitarian situation affecting the Sudanese people and its impact on neighbouring countries.

The UAE has also stepped in to alleviate humanitarian suffering, and has operated an air and sea bridge providing approximately 2,000 tonnes of medical, food and relief materials for the most vulnerable groups, including the sick, children, the elderly, and women. The UAE also built a field hospital in the Chadian city of Amdjarass in July for those in need of medical care, regardless of nationality, age, gender or political association. The hospital has successfully treated 4,147 cases.

Moreover, Al Hameli noted that the UAE inaugurated recently a coordination office for UAE foreign aid in the Chadian city of Amdjarass.

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