Home | News    Thursday 18 March 2021

Ethiopia must recognize border treaties before negotiating with Sudan: al-Burhan


Al-Burhan speaks in a meeting with the government and FFC negotiating delegations in Juba on 22 Feb 2020 (ST photo)March 17, 2021 (KHARTOUM) - The Ethiopian government must recognize the border treaty of 1902 with Sudan before negotiations, said Abdel Fattah al-Burhan head of the Sovereign Council on Wednesday.

The government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says they do not recognize the border deals of 1902 and 1972 with Sudan, claiming the ownership of the fertile border area of Al-Fashaga.

The claim came after a series of clashes that started in April 2020 between the Sudanese army and the Ethiopian army backed-Fana militiamen.

In remarks at the inauguration of a military hospital in Omdurman, al-Burhan rejected the Ethiopian claims on the Al-Fashaga area saying the border between the two countries has been demarcated since 1902.

"As long as there is no recognition that this area is Sudanese land, there will be no negotiation with the Ethiopians," he added.

Sudanese government accuses the isolated former regime of Omer al-Bashir of abandoning the area to the Ethiopian farmers and their militiamen.

During a recent visit to Al-Fasharag earlier this year, al-Burhan who spent all his carrier in the border army blamed al-Bashir for ordering the withdrawal of the army from the border to allow Ethiopian farmers to use it.

However, the Sudanese government says the two countries can discuss ways to develop joint cooperation between the two countries in the area.

Al-Burhan further said that Ethiopia has deployed additional troops inside Sudan in the border area of Baraka, during the past two weeks.

"This escalation is an act of hostility against the country," he stressed before calling for the withdrawal of the Ethiopian troops.

"Our relations with our neighbours are based on mutual respect, understanding and trust. Also, we seek to solve all our problems by peaceful and friendly means," he said.

Ethiopian government calls for the withdrawal of Sudanese troops from the Al-Fashagha area before engaging in direct talks with the Sudanese side.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Darfur ethnic attacks must be fully addressed 2021-05-06 04:16:34 Ahmed Elzobier A series of blunders have contributed to the tragic situation in Sudan’s West Darfur region and continue to expose civilians to violence, notably among them the premature (...)

Give credit they deserve 2021-04-30 21:13:25 Ngor Arol Garang While the visit of the government delegation to Chad had triggered debates and depictions in social media reflective of a comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and (...)

South Sudan elections must be held on time 2021-04-18 07:30:37 The Government is bent on postponing the elections: a response to the statement of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs dated 14 April 2021. By Lam Akol The Press Secretary of the President of (...)


Latest Press Releases

S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


Copyright © 2003-2021 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.