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Sudan to Continue Laying Claims to Egypt-Controlled Halyeb Triangle

© Wikipedia / PakkoMap of Halaib Triangle between Egypt and Sudan
Map of Halaib Triangle between Egypt and Sudan - Sputnik International
Sudan is not giving up on its sovereignty claim over the Halayeb Triangle, an 8-square-mile parcel of desert land administered by Egypt, a senior official at the Sudanese Foreign Ministry told Sputnik.

CAIRO (Sputnik) — Both countries have been laying claims to the Red Sea coast area for decades. Earlier this year, Sudan reportedly asked for talks with Egypt, warning it would otherwise take the dispute to an international court.

"This area belongs to Sudan based on geographical, political and legal considerations. We will continue raising this issue," Bukhari Afandi, the head of the Sudanese Foreign Ministry’s Department of Neighboring Countries, said.

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Afandi added that, "at the same time, our nations have maintained strong relations for centuries, and we hope we'll continue strengthening them."

Egypt has refuted all demands by Sudan to cede the control of the contested area. The row flared up again this year after Egypt handed over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

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