Quote of the day 23rd April 2023 - the PM's statement on Sudan

"UK armed forces have completed a complex and rapid evacuation of British diplomats and their families from Sudan, amid a significant escalation in violence and threats to embassy staff. 

I pay tribute to the commitment of our diplomats and bravery of the military personnel who carried out this difficult operation.

We are continuing to pursue every avenue to end the bloodshed in Sudan and ensure the safety of British nationals remaining in the country. 

I urge the parties to lay down their arms and implement an immediate humanitarian ceasefire to ensure civilians can leave conflict zones."

(UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak today, referring to the current situation in Sudan)

Postscript: UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace subsequently tweeted this statement with more information.


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