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(Prensa Latina) Sudan criticizes military movements on its southern border

Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Thursday, 11 January 2018

Sudan criticizes military movements on its southern border

Khartoum, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The Sudanese government described as threatening the joint military movements of Egyptian and Eritrean forces in the Sawa region, adjacent to its southern border.

The communication follows an increase in tensions between Sudan and Egypt due to their conflicting positions regarding the construction of the great Ethiopian Renaissance dam and the differences between the two countries after the deposition of former President Mohamed Morsi. 

On the orders of Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, the Sudanese government closed its border with Eritrea last Saturday and ordered the deployment of a powerful contingent of forces in the region of Kasala 'to maintain security'. 

Sudan closed its border with Eritrea last Saturday and deployed thousands of soldiers in the border region of Kasla, a day after summoning its ambassador to Egypt for consultations, without explaining the reasons. 

Last Tuesday the Egyptian presidents, Abdel Fattah El Sisi, and Eritrean, Isaias Afwerki, met in Cairo 'to examine the course of bilateral relations and review the course of events in the Nile basin and the Horn of Africa' , according to official statement. 

jha / msl



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