Home | News    Friday 1 January 2021

Sudan rejects accusations of carrying out attacks inside Ethiopia

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

Al-Burhan speaks in a meeting with the government and FFC negotiating delegations in Juba on 22 Feb 2020 (ST photo)
December 31, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - President of the Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan who is Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces stated that the Sudanese army had been redeployed along the Sudanese side in the border Ethiopia.

The Sudanese armed forces "have not and will not cross international borders or attack neighbouring Ethiopia," al-Burhan stressed in a speech on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of independence, on Thursday evening.

His statements come in response to accusations by the Ethiopian government that Sudanese army carried out cross border attacks and that they would retaliate if Khartoum does not stop these attacks.

For his part, the acting foreign minister told reporters that the army recovered all agricultural areas occupied by Ethiopian militiamen and regular forces during the past 26 years.

Omer Gamer Eldin further referred to the 1902 border agreement saying that his country has documents confirming the ownership of the border areas the army has been recently deployed.

Gamar Eldin added that his government has been placing markers on the boundary every two kilometres instead of 10km.

Following the eruption of the armed conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, the Sudanese government closed the border and deployed its troops along the border.

Ethiopian forces attacked the Sudanese troops and killed an officer and three troops, triggering the deployment of more troops along the border.

Following a series of attacks by Ethiopian militiamen and army in April and June 2020, the two countries formed a joined military committee to prevent such attacks but the local militiamen continued their attacks.

Al-Burhan said Sudan is keen to reach a negotiated settlement and dialogue will remain its guide.

"We have sought and still seek to deal through dialogue with the issue of attacks on Sudanese lands by Ethiopian farmers and those who support them," he said pointing to the recent joint political committee meetings in Khartoum.

"The dialogue will continue (with Ethiopia) and the negotiation will guide us until everyone gets hos right".

(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.


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



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Invisible female victims of armed militia attacks in Darfur 2021-01-08 15:19:56 By SIHA Network* On October 19th 2020, an armed group burned down the IDP camps of Oum Assal, Babanousa and Om Zegerat in Gerida locality. Gerida locality is composed of a number of villages (...)

Account Inventory for December Revolution in Sudan 2020-12-19 20:34:35 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman This article comes against the backdrop of Sudan's Third Revolution as some like to call it, two years later during which Much has been achieved but risks still remain, (...)

SPLM pinning tales of lies to cover up failures! 2020-12-17 20:03:56 by: Khor Dol Kai It should be very clear, by now, that no single progress will be made or ever made-whether in short or long run-to reverse the damages already done and the seeds of division (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Sudan: Performing arts is not a crime, assaulting women and artists is! 2020-09-20 08:54:28 The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Sudan is still struggling with militant Islamist ideology KHARTOUM: Central Khartoum Primary Court issued a verdict against five (...)

Civil Society Statement in Response to The Law of Various Amendments 2020-08-14 07:11:00 A Collaborative Civil Society Statement in Response to The Law of Various Amendments (Abolishing and Amending Provisions Restricting Freedom) – Exposing ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ Sudanese women (...)

Remarks by SRF leaders at the Friend of Sudan meeting on peace 2020-08-13 07:58:58 Chairman of the Friends of Sudan Conference, Your Excellency, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Prime Minister of Sudan and the participating team from the (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2021 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.