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Sudan's ambassador returns to Cairo after two-month absence

Ahram Online , Tuesday 6 Mar 2018
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File Photo: Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (R) and Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir (L) (Photo: Egypt's Presidency)
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Sudan’s ambassador to Egypt returned to Cairo late on Monday, nearly two months after he was recalled to Khartoum due to an apparent heightening of tensions between the two nations.

In media statements, the Sudanese foreign ministry spokesman Gharib Allah Khidir said that Ambassador Abdel Mahmoud Abdel Halim is being returned to Cairo on the direct orders of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

The reinstatement comes two months after Abdel Halim was recalled early in January, a move that it offered no public explanation for at the time.

However, relations had been strained due to Sudan’s claims of sovereignty over Egypt’s southern Halayeb Triangle region, as well as the Sudanese stance in the talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

In January, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi stressed that Egypt does not interfere in other countries’ affairs and has no intention of fighting its "brothers" in Sudan.

In February, a newly formed committee, comprised of the foreign ministers of Egypt and Sudan along with intelligence-agency heads, met in Cairo to "remove any flaws that could hamper this brotherly relationship, solidarity, and unified destiny in face of bilateral challenges."

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