6 April 2013

Egypt: Presidency - Halayeb Triangle Is "Egyptian Land"

During a phone call to ONTV satellite channel, Egypt's Presidential Spokesman Ambassador Ehab Fahmy denied that President Mohamed Morsi pledged to give up Egypt's control over Halayeb triangle, which straddles the border between Egypt and Sudan, to the Sudanese authorities.

Such news is baseless and mere rumors, the spokesman said. Halayeb and Shalateen territory is an Egyptian land, Fahmy stressed, noting that the president did not tackle such issue with his Sudanese counterpart during his recent visit to Sudan.

These statements came after the remarks of Sudanese Presidential Assistant Musa Mohamed Ahmed in which he said that president Morsi promised to reconsider the re-demarcation of Egypt's southern borders with Sudan.

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