Home | News    Friday 9 March 2018

Egypt and Sudan are resolved to settle their differences: envoy

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

March 8, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese Ambassador to Egypt Abdel Mahmood Abdel Halim Thursday said Khartoum and Cairo are resolved to settle the disputed issues that envenomed bilateral relations.

JPEG - 14.8 kb
Ambassador Abdel-Mahmood Abdel Halim

Abdel Halim made his statements in a briefing organised for the Egyptian journalists in Cairo after his two-month absence following his recall to Khartoum amid reports about Egyptian support to Sudanese armed groups in Eritrea.

He said his return does not mean the end of the contention with Cairo but it marks the beginning of a serious effort to fix it.

"We returned with a new and determined spirit to remove the obstacles between the two brotherly countries," he further said.

The ambassador further said the coming period will witness Sudanese-Egyptian meetings not only to solve the outstanding issues between the two countries but also to establish a relationship based on mutual respect and common interests.

Cairo and Khartoum are in cold relation since the removal of the Islamist Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi by the General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in July 2013. But the relationship has deteriorated more over the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and the disputed Halayed triangle.

Last January, Sudan accused Egypt of backing armed elements trained in Eritrea also it recalled its ambassador to Khartoum.

But by the end of January, al-Sisi met twice al-Bashir on the sidelines of the African Union meeting in Addis Ababa, the first was to discuss bilateral relations and the second was with the participation of the Ethiopian Prime Minister to discuss the dam issue.

The Sudanese diplomat said his government proposed to establish joint military patrols to monitor the border and prevent cross-border trafficking and movement of terrorist groups, similar to what exists between Sudan and Chad.

The proposal will be discussed by the joint technical security committees in the near future, he added.

On the contention over Halayeb area, he said they proposed the international arbitration or bilateral negotiations.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 9 March 2018 09:51, by Lenin Bull

    This world is ruled by the iron law of the survival of the fittest. Egypt takes Haliab Triangle from Sudan and Sudan is left with no any other option than to tug in its tail or wag it to Egyptian music and song. Sudan is taking Abiei from weak South Sudan and South Sudan cannot do anything except pretending that no thing serious is happening!! Funny world indeed!!

    repondre message

  • 10 March 2018 09:41, by James

    You idiots, We told you several times that Egypt can and will defeat confused Sudan and beggar Ethiopia with out shooting one bullet.............

    repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Why a national court may be good option for Sudan’s al-Bashir 2020-02-21 11:12:28 By Iffat Rahman My friend on the Hill forwarded me a request to attend an event with Prime Minister of Sudan, Abdallah Hamdok. It was one of his several visits to DC and the purpose was clear: (...)

Remove Sudan from the terror list 2020-02-19 07:04:27 By David L. Phillips Khartoum – Sudanese deserve to be rewarded for overthrowing the dictator Omar al-Bashir. Without a peace dividend, the economy will remain stagnant and shadowy forces from (...)

South Sudan: Revert strictly to 10 states 2020-02-16 15:56:54 By James Gatdet Dak Lampuar By unilaterally creating administrative areas---when the action is supposed to strictly revert the country to the constitutional 10 states----South Sudan's Presidency (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2020 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.