Khartoum insisted on completing the border demarcation processes first, considering that the territories are Sudanese, before entering into any negotiations with the Ethiopian side.
The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has recalled its ambassador to Addis Ababa and its permanent representative to the African Union, Ambassador Jamal al-Sheikh.
Informed sources stated that the purpose of this move is to consult on the files of tension with Ethiopia, foremost among which is the tension on the borders and the file of the Renaissance Dam.
The sources confirmed, according to what was published in Assayha newspaper today, Wednesday, that al- sheikh had held several meetings with ministry leaders regarding the actions taken by the government, foremost of which was the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Meanwhile, sources reported that the visit of state Minister for African Affairs in the Saudi Foreign Ministry comes within the framework of mediation led by some Arab and European parties to calm the tension between Khartoum and Addis Ababa, and seek to resolve the dispute peacefully.
The sources affirmed the Khartoum government’s adherence to completing the border demarcation processes first, considering that the Sudanese territories are before entering into any negotiations, with the assertion that Sudan wishes to resolve disputes with Ethiopia through peaceful means and that it has no desire to initiate any war.
On the other hand, sources close to Addis Ababa revealed that directives were issued to Ethiopian ambassadors accredited abroad to conduct enlightenment about their country’s position on the dispute with Sudan.
The sources indicated that directives were issued to some Ethiopian tribes residing in Sudan to donate and provide financial support to the Ethiopian Armed Forces.
The borders between Sudan and Ethiopia witnessed severe tensions, which followed the outbreak of the war between the Ethiopian central government and the authorities of the Tigray region which was followed by a war of mutual statements and accusations between Khartoum and Addis Ababa, fueling the situation on the borders of the two countries.
Ethiopia attacked the SAF and accused them with fueling the situation on the ground and exploiting the Ethiopian preoccupation with the internal war to penetrate into its territory.
However, the Sudanese government confirmed that the forces have redeployed within its lands naturally and in areas where Ethiopian gangs and farmers have continued to settle and have not exceeded their borders, and it has no intention of penetration within the borders of neighboring countries or making border problems.