The United Nations Integrated Mission to Support the Transitional Phase in Sudan revealed yesterday that ambassadors from France, Germany, Norway, Britain, the United States, the European Union and the United Nations met with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok at his residence yesterday.
The mission confirmed on Twitter that the ambassadors found Hamdok in good health. The office of Sudanese Prime Minister, Dr. Abdullah Hamdouk, confirmed that yesterday evening, he and his wife were returned to their residence in Khartoum, following international pressures and demands for his release.
The office said: Hamdok is under heavy guard, adding that a number of ministers and political leaders are still under arrest in unknown locations, after the army arrested all civilian leaders in Sudan and dissolved institutions.
Subsequently, the US State Department reported that Anthony Blinken spoke to the Sudanese prime minister and welcomed his release from detention.
In a statement, the US State Department said Blinken reiterated his demand for the Sudanese armed forces to release all detained civilian leaders.
The European Union, the United States and other countries had requested an urgent meeting with Hamdok.
In a joint statement issued by diplomatic missions in Sudan, diplomats said: “It is very important that ambassadors residing in Khartoum be able to communicate with the Prime Minister, and therefore we urgently request the possibility to meet with the Prime Minister.”