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Saudis, UAE express support for Sudan military council

AP  |  Dubai 

and the have issued statements in support of Sudan's transitional military council after mass protests forced longtime from power.

says it "stands by the Sudanese people" and calls on all Sudanese "to give priority to the national interest" of their country.

The UAE called on the Sudanese "to work for protecting legitimacy and ensuring a peaceful transfer of power."

Saudi ordered an unspecified package of aid for that includes petroleum products, wheat and medicine.

In separate statements issued late Saturday, and the UAE specifically expressed support for Sudan's transitional council formed by the military.

The UAE said it welcomed the swearing-in of Gen. on Friday as of that council.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 14:25 IST