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Land dispute continues to threaten Egypt-Sudan ties

Sudan recently announced the formation of a committee to consider the expulsion of Egyptians from the disputed Halayeb and Shalateen region, an area that has long been at the forefront of strained relations between Cairo and Khartoum.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir attends the Arab League summit in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on March 28, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ STR        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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CAIRO — The conflict over the Halayeb triangle, a small border region claimed by Cairo and Khartoum, has surfaced again as Sudan announced on March 20 the formation of a committee to demarcate the Sudanese border and to settle the issue of the border triangle area of Halayeb, Abu Ramad and Shalateen. The committee will also expel Egyptians by diplomatic means, as per press statements made by Abdullah al-Sadiq, the head of the Technical Committee for Border Demarcation. This exacerbated the strained relations between Egypt and Sudan over the ownership of this region.

Sadiq told the Sudanese Media Center that the committee held a meeting in preparation for laying down the work parameters and setting a road map concerning the region.

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