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Smoke plumes billow from a fire at a lumber warehouse in southern Khartoum amidst ongoing fighting on June 7, 2023. Image Credit: AFP

ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates has strongly condemned the storming and vandalisation of the embassy of Saudi Arabia in Khartoum, the residence of its ambassador and the property of employees, as well as the embassy of Bahrain and the residence of its ambassador.

The UAE stressed the obligation to protect diplomatic buildings and residences according to the norms and charters that govern and regulate diplomatic work.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) affirmed that the UAE expresses its strong condemnation of these criminal acts that aim to destabilize security and stability in contravention of human values and principles.

The Ministry stressed the importance of intensifying efforts aimed at a ceasefire, a return to the political process and dialogue to achieve progress in the transitional phase, in order to reach the desired political stability and security in Sudan.