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Sudan FM cancels visit to Egypt

May 30, 2017 at 2:38 pm

Sudanese Foreign Minister, Ibrahim Ghandour, has cancelled his visit to Egypt which was scheduled for tomorrow.

“We told our brothers in Egypt about the postponement of the visit due to internal issues and it will take place later,” the Sudanese minister said in statements to the press on Sunday.

“The purpose of the visit was to convene meetings of the joint Sudanese-Egyptian political consultations committee and its agenda has been agreed already,” he added.

Ghandour explained that he will discuss with his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shukri, possible dates for the visit.

Read: Meeting between Sudan and Egypt postponed

On Saturday, the Sudanese army said it was engaged in armed battles with “mercenary forces” which had entered the Sudanese territory from the borders with Libya and South Sudan.

Last week, the Sudanese President, Omar Al- Bashir, said his country’s army had “confiscated Egyptian armoured vehicles from rebels” during the recent fighting in Darfur. In response, Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, denied that his country is backing rebels who aim to topple the Sudanese government.