Friday 20 April 2018

Sudan recalls its ambassador from Egypt amid tensions

Sudan recalls its ambassador from Egypt amid tensions
(Reuters (Eng) 01/05/18)
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (L) gestures to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at Khartoum International Airport, June 27, 2014.

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan has recalled its ambassador from neighboring Egypt for consultations, the foreign ministry said on Thursday, without giving details on why or how long he would stay.

Egypt’s foreign ministry said it is evaluating the situation in order to take “appropriate action”.

Relations have been soured by disputes over the ownership of the Halayeb  Triangle border area, and over the use of the water from the River Nile that passes through their territories.

Sudan has accused Cairo of political meddling and banned imports of Egyptian agricultural products last year.

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