Sudan mulls response over Egyptian remarks saying Halayeb, Shalateen are Egyptian

Sudanese Foreign Ministry has said it is working on the suitable response to remarks by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesperson saying that Halayeb and Shalateen are 100 percent Egyptian.
Sudanese Deputy Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Rahmat-Allah Osman told the Khartoum-based Al-Tahgyeer newspaper on Wednesday that government is working on formulating the appropriate response to the Egyptian remarks. “We are still pondering the remarks and their source. We will make the appropriate response at the suitable time,” he added.
Sudanese Foreign Ministry, according to Osman, instructed a specific department to follow on what was published in media over the issue.
Badr Abdel Aaty, Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, had earlier said that the problem with Sudan over Halayeb and Shalateen is taken for granted, as both are 100 percent Egyptian adding that Egypt has sovereignty over them and will not accept compromises for the crisis with Sudan.
Abdel Aaty’s remarks were made after ones by the Sudanese State Minister Rachid Haroun saying that Halayeb and Shalateen are Sudanese lands.
Each of Egypt and Sudan have been claiming Halayeb and Shalateen belong to them since the fifties. Both are currently under Egyptian control.
Edited translation from MENA

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