On Thursday, a Sudanese delegation arrived in Cairo to meet a number of Egyptian senior officials, according to the Al-Arabiya news website.
They are set to discuss the ongoing dispute between Sudan and Ethiopia over the border issue.
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On Wednesday, the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that an Ethiopian military aircraft penetrated Sudan’s borders in a ‘dangerous and unjustified escalation’.
In a short statement posted on ‘Twitter’, the Sudanese Foreign Ministry said, “In a dangerous and unjustified escalation, an Ethiopian military aircraft penetrated the Sudanese-Ethiopian borders, which could have dangerous consequences and cause more tension in the border region.”
The ministry condemned this escalation, noting that such hostilities would have ‘their dangerous repercussions on the future of bilateral ties between the two countries and on security and stability in the Horn of Africa.’
On Tuesday, Ethiopia accused Sudan of violating its borders after monitoring some movements within the border region, calling for negotiations to address the crisis.
During a press conference, Ethiopian foreign ministry spokesman Dina Mufti said that Addis Ababa has adopted calm in the dispute with Sudan.
She added that country sought not to exaggerate the issue of the borders with Sudan and make it a regional issue, as it can be resolved through dialogue, but this matter has limits.
On the other hand, official Sudanese sources stressed Khartoum’s commitment to resolving the dispute with Ethiopia over border issues through dialogue.
The sources said that the military forces are stationed on Sudanese territory in accordance with the international law, confirming that the army is able to defeat any attempt to violate the borders, Al-Arabiya reported.