PHNOM PENH, April 27 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Thursday that six Cambodians studying in Sudan's capital Khartoum, ravaged by armed conflicts since mid-April, have been safely evacuated to Saudi Arabia.
"They had been evacuated from Sudan by ship and had arrived in Saudi Arabia, with the help of Malaysia," Hun Sen said in a speech during the graduation ceremony of students at the Royal School of Administration in Phnom Penh.
He said the six students, two of them women, arrived in Saudi Arabia at 9 p.m. local time on Wednesday night.
"I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the government and officials of Malaysia for helping evacuate Cambodian students from Sudan, and thank the government and officials of Saudi Arabia for allowing our students to stay there for a short time," he said.
Sudan has been witnessing deadly armed clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Khartoum and other areas since April 15. Both sides have accused each other of initiating the conflict. ■