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Did Egypt make concessions in Halayeb and Shalateen issue to satisfy Sudan?

Sudan’s Ministry of Energy and Oil announced the updating of the map of the oil blocs in Sudan to be put up for international oil and gas investment, which includes blocs in the disputed area of Halayeb and Shalateen with Egypt, which raises questions as to possible new agreements between the two sides.
Sudanese repair crew work at the Heglig oil facility, after Sudan started pumping oil again from the war-damaged oil field on May 2, 2012, 12 days after occupying South Sudanese troops left the area.

CAIRO — The head of Sudan’s Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, said during a press conference April 9, “Sudan has a good understanding with Egypt about the Halayeb and Shalateen issue.”

Burhan’s statement came at the heels of the Sudanese Ministry of Energy and Oil’s announcement March 21 in regard to the update of the oil blocs' map in Sudan to be put up for global investment in a bid to attract investors and create investment opportunities in the oil and gas field. The ministry has identified 26 blocs, including the bloc known as the 16th district in Halayeb and Shalateen, without any objection from Egypt.

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