Sudan, Egypt land row persists

Omar al-Bashir

Omar al-Bashir

Khartoum. — Sudan’s president says that a stretch of land disputed with Egypt is Sudanese and that his government “will never relinquish any part of the national territories.”

At a speech on Tuesday, Omar Bashir highlighted Sudan’s strong ties with its Egyptian “brothers” but said that documents and history prove that the Halayeb triangle, administered by Egypt since the 1990s, is indeed Sudanese.

The dispute over the land, which juts inward from the Red Sea, dates back to the end of colonial times.

At a news conference in Cairo earlier this month, Sudan’s foreign minister said his country continues to raise the issue annually at the UN Security Council, though he agreed with his Egyptian counterpart that the dispute should be resolved peacefully. — News24.

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