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Sudan says ready to deal with security threat on eastern border

NewsPosted by Admin Jan 14, 2018 21:18:30
Source: Xinhua| 2018-01-15 01:27:09

KHARTOUM, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- Sudan said on Sunday that its army is ready to deal with any possible security threat on the country's eastern border.

"It is known that there are some opposition forces in our east, therefore, we are taking precautions for whatever may come from that direction," said Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour at a joint press conference with his visiting Ethiopian counterpart Workneh Gebeyehu.

"We are not talking about a particular country, but we are on alert that someone is trying to harm us. We will reveal further details when time is appropriate," Ghandour noted.

He further reiterated readiness of the Sudanese army to confront any situations, adding that the forces had reallocated some of its troops to prepare for any possible changes that might harm Sudan's security.

The Ethiopian foreign minister, for his part, reiterated his country's pledge to make every effort to promote regional peace.

"We discussed regional and international issues. We are ready to work closely together to boost bilateral relations and we need peace in the region," said Gebeyehu.

Gebeyehu arrived in Khartoum on Sunday for an one-day visit to Sudan.

He delivered a message from the Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

Last Thursday, Sudan officially announced that there were potential security threats from Egypt and Eritrea following reported military moves in Eritrea's Sawa area near the border with Sudan's state of Kassala.

This coincided with Sudan's closure of all its border crossings with Eritrea and sending of military reinforcements to the country's eastern border. Enditem.

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