Sudan regains full control of border with Ethiopia: Sudanese Foreign Ministry

“The borders have already been demarcated, all that’s remaining in our talks … is increasing the border signs.”

Source: al-Jazeera

Sudan’s army recovered the border that had been taken over by Ethiopian farmers, the Sudanese foreign ministry says.

Sudan’s foreign minister says the army has restored control over all lands along the border that had been taken over by Ethiopian farmers.

“The armed forces have now fully recovered all Sudanese territory,” Minister Omar Qamareddine told a Khartoum news conference on Thursday.“The borders have already been demarcated, all that’s remaining in our talks … is increasing the border signs,” Qamareddine said.

Tensions have flared between the two countries over the al-Fashqa region of the border, where Ethiopian farmers have been cultivating fertile land which is claimed by Sudan.

The region has seen sporadic clashes over the years but new fighting erupted in November when the federal government sent troops into the neighbouring Tigray region of Ethiopia against the regional authorities.

About 50,000 Ethiopian refugees poured across the border to escape the fighting.

Earlier this month, Khartoum accused Ethiopian “forces and militias” of ambushing Sudanese troops along the border, leaving some four dead and more than 20 wounded.

Addis Ababa downplayed the reported ambush, saying it did not threaten the relationship between the two countries.

Sudan has since deployed troops to the border region and held demarcation talks with its eastern neighbour.

Ethiopia’s foreign ministry spokesperson, Dina Mufti, blamed “outside forces” for the tensions with Sudan.

He said in a Wednesday briefing these forces hold “no care for both Ethiopian and Sudanese people, but want the region to be in chaos and want to benefit from that chaos”.


Source:  al-Ahram

Sudan says back in full control of border with Ethiopia

Earlier this month, Khartoum accused Ethiopian “forces and militias” of ambushing Sudanese troops along the border, leaving some four dead and more than 20 wounded
AFP , Thursday 31 Dec 2020
Sudan’s foreign minister said Thursday that the army has restored control over all lands along the border that had been taken over by Ethiopian farmers.

“The armed forces have now fully recovered all Sudanese territory,” minister Omar Qamareddine told a Khartoum press conference.

“The borders have already been demarcated, all that’s remaining in our talks … is increasing the border signs,” Qamareddine said.

Tensions have flared between the two countries over the Al-Fashqa region of the border

Some 50,000 Ethiopian refugees poured across the border to escape the fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.

Earlier this month, Khartoum accused Ethiopian “forces and militias” of ambushing Sudanese troops along the border, leaving some four dead and more than 20 wounded.

Addis Ababa downplayed the reported ambush, saying it did not threaten the relationship between the two countries.

Sudan has since deployed troops to the border region, and held demarcation talks with its eastern neighbour.

Ethiopia’s foreign ministry spokesperson Dina Mufti blamed “outside forces” for the tensions with Sudan.

He said in a Wednesday briefing that these forces hold “no care for both Ethiopian and Sudanese people, but want the region to be in chaos and want to benefit from that chaos.”

2 comments

  1. Ethiopia is over given by God and its people at this moment. I blame the Amharas for this havoc. Their very extremists nature in hate and greed has created situations that has made Ethiopia vulnerable for all types of mischiefs. Their hate towards Tigray, the only alie they could have needed to strengthen their existence as the origin of Abesynien has rewarded them by a disintegration that will never come back again. They have destroyed themselves and they have destroyed the country called Ethiopia. What will come is unclear.

  2. Estere Vuorinen ,

    you are 1000 % perfect ! amharas are to be blamed , but Eritrean leaders are the master mind of this havoc. Say it out loud sir. Do you have friends from eritrea or are you an eritrean who goes by a european name . Donot foget your origin and donot be ashamed to call yourself with the name given to you by your parents . Eritreans are the one killing our children aged 3 and elders aged 80.

    Churches and mosques are destroyed and burned by these evil forces.

    They do know hate and humilating people other than working to advance and get out of poverty.

    People like them work to destroy a hard working partner than suprpassing him in their efforts and resembling him in his good personality

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