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Egypt heads to Khartoum to avert crisis over disputed Halayeb-Shalateen area

The controversy between Egypt and Sudan over the Halayeb and Shalateen region was renewed after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared in a recorded video with a map in the background showing the Halayeb and Shalateen Triangle as part of the Sudanese lands.
Sudan's Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Yasser Abbas (C) participates in a videoconference with his Egyptian and Ethiopian counterparts (unseen) in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on November 1, 2020. - Khartoum said it is to organise a week of negotiations on Ethiopia's controversial dam on the Nile that has riled downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan, following a three-way videoconference. (Photo by Ebrahim HAMID / AFP) (Photo by EBRAHIM HAMID/AFP via Getty Images)

CAIRO — An Egyptian military delegation, headed by the chief of staff of the Egyptian army, Mohammed Hegazy, arrived in Khartoum Oct. 31, for talks with Sudanese officials on a number of issues, namely military cooperation. 

Several media outlets, most notably Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, a news website based in the United Kingdom and opposing the Egyptian regime, said the Egyptian delegation and the Sudanese military leaders will discuss the disputed region of the Halayeb-Shalateen Triangle, which lies on the border between Egypt and Sudan, and its fate.

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