Libya’s foreign ministry on Tuesday condemned an attack on its embassy in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, whose buildings were ransacked and looted.
Tripoli “denounced the assault and looting” of the Libyan embassy building in Khartoum, whose staff had been evacuated due to the violence, according to a ministry statement, expressing its “deep regret and displeasure” at such acts, the Libyan ministry “calls on the parties to the conflict in Sudan to reject violence [….] and to protect diplomatic representations”, in the spirit of the Vienna Convention governing diplomatic relations between States, which “stipulates the obligation to protect embassies and diplomatic missions”.
In its statement, Libya stressed its “attachment” to the stability of Sudan and its people, but reiterated its condemnation of the attacks on the headquarters of diplomatic missions in the Sudanese capital.
Last Thursday, the Libyan ministry deplored an attack on the offices of the Libyan military attaché in Khartoum, calling for those responsible for this “criminal act” to be “identified and prosecuted”.
Several countries, including Saudi Arabia and Qatar, have deplored attacks on and looting of their embassies in Khartoum.
The last group of Libyan nationals was evacuated from Sudan on 13 May, according to the Libyan embassy in Khartoum.