Sudan to evacuate nationals from Central Africa Republic   2013-12-29 03:22:56            

KHARTOUM, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- Sudan on Saturday decided to evacuate its nationals from Central Africa Republic which is witnessing violence following the overthrow of President Francois Bozize by the Seleka Front recently.

"The move comes from keenness of the government to secure its nationals everywhere, and in implementation of directives by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Karti," said ambassador Abdul-Aziz Hassan Salih, Director of Consulates at the Sudanese Foreign Ministry.

He said that the move tends to evacuate 275 Sudanese nationals from the country, adding the evacuation would be carried out in coordination between the security authorities, the Sudanese expatriates' organ and other concerned authorities.

In the meantime, the ambassador said the evacuation of the Sudanese nationals from Juba, the capital city of South Sudan, had started on Saturday through Sudan Airways, noting that a special plane would be sent to evacuate the remaining Sudanese citizens who are still in Juba.

The Central Africa Republic has been witnessing violent clashes since last March when the Seleka Front toppled the government of President Bozize, while South Sudan has been witnessing armed clashes over the past two weeks between the government troops and defectors loyal to former South Sudan vice-president Riek Machar. 

Editor: Yamei Wang
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