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After a period of tension … Sudan announces the reopening of the border with Eritrea (video)



Sudan and Eritrea announced their consent to the opening of the border between them and to facilitate the normal movement of citizens after the closure of the Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir regime for one and a half years.

Asmara also announced support for the military junta in Sudan, according to the Sudanese press agency.

It happened during joint talks between President Eritrea Isaiase Afewerki and Abdul Fattah Burhan, head of the transitional military council in Sudan, who visits Asmar for one day.

The closing of the border between the two countries caused the suffering of many citizens following the decision of 5 January 2018. After the announcement by Sudan President Omar al-Bashir of the state of emergency in this border region.

The official Sudanese news agency quoted the director general for African affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abdel-Monema Othman al-Baiti, saying that evidence during the talks provided information on changes in the current situation in the country.

For his part, the president of Afewerka stressed the support of his country for the Sudanese and the rejection of foreign interference in Sudan's affairs. "Only Sudanese decide their fate," he said.

Relations between the two countries were strained following a statement issued by the Eritrean Ministry of Information, in which Khartoum and Doha were accused of secretly hosting and financing the Eritrea Islamic opposition office in an isolated area of ​​Sudan.

The statement says that the Qatari embassy in Khartoum finances these activities, while the Sudanese security and intelligence services conduct training and logistics.

The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed surprise at the Eritrean statement and rejected the allegations of the Sudanese news agency SUNA.


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