The Daily News Egypt
Sudanese ambassador to return to Cairo on Monday
Abdel- Halim was withdrawn following Sudan’s decision to lease the Red Sea island Suakin to Turkey
Sudan will resend its ambassador back to Egypt on Monday, two months after withdrawing him for consultations, Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said on Saturday, according to Reuters.
Earlier in January, Abdel-Mahmoud Abdel- Halim, Khartoum’s ambassador to Cairo, was withdrawn for consultations, amid tensions following Sudan’s decision to lease the Red Sea island Suakin to Turkey. “Relations people and between our our countries are historic and maintaining them is a responsibility. Setting them on the right path is a duty,” Ghandour told Reuters on Saturday.
A committee including the foreign ministers and heads of intelligence from both countries met in Cairo last month in an attempt to cool tensions.
In February, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Ghandour met in Cairo to discuss regional and international issues, including issues relating to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and water security.