SUDAN AGAIN COMPLAINS TO UN SECURITY COUNCIL OVER HALAYEB TRIANGLE DISPUTE WITH EGYPT

KHARTOUM, Sudan has renewed its complaint over its dispute with Egypt over ownership of the Halayeb Triangle, a 20,580-square kilometre area on the African Red Sea coast through a message forwarded by its Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Omer Dahab, to the President of the UN Security Council.

Sudan has asked the Security Council’s president to forward its complaint to the 15 members of the Security Council as one a Council document.

Sudan has continued to renew its complaint regarding the Halayeb Triangle since 1958 after Egypt’s rejection of negotiation and international arbitration regarding the issue.

The Triangle, which takes its name from the town of Hala’ib, became an issue of dispute as a result of the difference in the Egypt�Sudan border created between the “political boundary” set in 1899 by the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium, which runs along the 22nd North parallel, and the “administrative boundary” set by the British in 1902, which gave administrative responsibility for an area of land north of the line to Sudan, which was an Anglo-Egyptian client State at the time.

With the independence of Sudan in 1956, both Egypt and Sudan haveclaimed sovereignty over the area but since the mid-1990s, Egypt has exercised de facto effective administration of the area as part of the country’s Red Sea Governorate, following the deployment of Egyptian military units there in the 1990s and Cairo has recently rejected international arbitration or negotiations to resolve Sudan’s claim.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK