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Sudan's foreign ministry recalls ambassador to Egypt

January 5, 2018 at 4:11 am

President of Egypt Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi (R) and President of Sudan Omar Al-Bashir (L)

Sudan’s ambassador to Egypt left Cairo Thursday, hours after his government recalled him, a Sudanese diplomat told Anadolu Agency.

The move comes amid a deepening row between the two neighbors.

The diplomat, who requested anonymity because he is not authorized to talk to the media, confirmed that Abdul-Mahmoud Abdel Halim had left Cairo and was on his way to Sudan, without providing further details.

Sudan summoned the ambassador for consultations, according to a statement issued Thursday by its Foreign Ministry.

Reacting to the news, Egypt’s Foreign Ministry said it learned of Sudan’s decision through its embassy in Khartoum.

Egypt is “comprehensively assessing the situation with a view to making the appropriate response”, the ministry said.

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