The Sudanese Foreign Minister Delivers a Copy of his country’s Complaint to the Security Council against Eritrea to his Ethiopian Counterpart

Gulf Information Center
July2, 2005 

The Secretary General of the United Nations has expressed his deep concern about the escalations of tensions in the region of the Horn of Africa. Mr. Annan called on the international Security Council to support Eritrea and Ethiopia to resolve their border difference that has become a major factor that threats the stability of the region. Mr. Annan, who attributed the aggravation of the situation between the two countries to the lack of political negotiations, has asked the Security Council to visit Eritrea and Ethiopia to observe the situation on the real ground.

 In other news, Dr. Mustafa, the Sudanese Foreign Minister, ended yesterday a cursory visit to Addiss Ababa where he had talks with his Ethiopian counterpart Seyom Mesfun. Dr. Mustafa said that he had briefed the Ethiopian foreign minister about the latest developments in the Sudan and also the current situations in the region. The two ministers have exchanged views about a number of hot issues, according to some Ethiopian newspapers of today. Moreover, the Sudanese foreign minister has delivered a copy of the compliant which the Sudan had already filed to the Security Council of the United Nations against Eritrea.

The Sudanese minister held a press conference in Addis Ababa where he has renewed his country’s accusations of Eritrea about its provocations in the Eastern part of the country. Dr. Mustafa has warned about the danger of the regime of Asmara against the stability of the region. “The threats of the Eritrean regime have transcended the Sudan to the whole region and the continent,” added Dr. Mustafa. “The Sudan will deal with the regime of Asmara with strict resolution.”

The Sudanese foreign minister was astonished about the criticisms of the regime of Asmara on the Sudanese cancellation for the state of emergency and the resolution of amnesty which was decreed by president Omer aL-Basher. The Sudanese foreign minister said that the Eritrean regime is the last regime that talks about democracy and freedoms at the time it represents the most dictator, authoritarian system of governance.

Dr. Mustafa said that the Sudan has realized peace and national détente and succeeded to resolve all its problems. The Eritrean regime, added Dr. Mustafa, would have resolved its internal crisis to put an end to the sufferings of the Eritrean people by admitting the facts and vacillations on ground. “Internally, it is an outcast regime,” added Dr. Mustafa.  “The Eritrean regime should look for finding out ways of resolving its problems for playing with the Sudanese cards has ended with the accomplishment of the agreements of Cairo and Nairobi.”

The Eritrean regime has criticized the amnesty decree which was issued yesterday by president aL-Bashir of the Sudan; according to which political prisoners in the Sudan were released on top of whom Dr. Hassan al-Turabi. The Eritrean regime added that the Sudanese government has released Dr. Turabi as a result of external pressures, according to the Eritrean TV which has broadcast the reception of the Eritrean regime’s president  for the leaders of the Sudanese opposition at Denden Hall, Intercontinental hotel.


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