Operation Kaveri: More Indians evacuated from battle zone
A group of 16 Indian evacuees departed from Saudi Arabia's Jeddah on a Lucknow-bound flight as Operation Kaveri continues to rescue people from battle-torn Sudan.
Meanwhile, the 22nd batch with 135 stranded Indian evacuees, earlier, left on IAF C-130J aircraft from war-torn Sudan for Saudi Arabia's Jeddah. Earlier on Wednesday, 62 Indian nationals reached New Delhi.
The two warring factions in Sudan, the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) agreed to a seven-day ceasefire, according to a statement from the foreign ministry of South Sudan on May 2.
In a telephonic conversation with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardit, the warring parties agreed to the seven-day truce from May 4 to 11.
"The two principals, General Abdel Fatah Al Burhan, the Chairman of the Sovereign Council and Commander in Chief of Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo Leader of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), have agreed in principle for a seven-day truce from May 4th to 11th. They also agreed to name their representatives to the talks," the statement read.
In the telephone conversation, South Sudan's President stressed the importance of a longer ceasefire and naming of representatives to peace talks to be held at an agreed venue.