Sudan Rejects Reopening Key Border Crossing with Ethiopia

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KHARTOUM (Somaliguardian) – Sudan Ethiopia demanded Ethiopia disclose the fate of kidnapped Sudanese soldiers if it is to agree on reopening key border crossing, Al-Sharq news website reported on Saturday.

Talks between the neighboring countries failed to reach consensus after Sudan asked Ethiopia to reveal the whereabouts of a number of Sudanese soldiers kidnapped by Amhara militias over the past months.

Khartoum said the Gallabat border crossing will not be reopened until Ethiopia discloses the whereabouts of missing Sudanese soldiers amid simmering diplomatic row between the two countries.

The Gallabat border crossing was shut by the Sudanese authorities in July after a senior army officer was abducted by a group of Amhara militias, who had launched a cross-border attack. read more

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