A summit between Bashir and Afwerki to restore Sudanese-Eritrean relations
Sunday, 2018.10.28 07:31 pm Abu Dhabi time
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and his Eritrean counterpart Isaias Afwerki
The Sudanese newspaper Al-Muqahar, close to the ruling party, has revealed a summit between Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki to restore relations between the two countries.
She stressed that the return of normal relations between Sudan and Eritrea is imminent, after regional and internal efforts to ease the differences between the two countries and reopen the border.
Moussa Mohammed Ahmed, Sudanese presidential aide, will return to Khartoum from Asmara on Tuesday after a month-long visit to prepare the ground for a reconciliation between the two countries, the newspaper said.
A special source told Al-Ayn Al-Akhbar that there are movements of Sudanese political parties with good relations with Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki to mediate between the two sides to restore frozen relations and open the border, stressing that several regional efforts have been exerted to restore relations between the two countries.
The Sudanese newspaper Al-Muhajer reported that Faisal Hassan Ibrahim, Assistant President and Vice-President of the Sudanese National Congress, will visit Asmara to meet with the Eritrean President to prepare the atmosphere for the upcoming summit.
According to Zamzmi Bashir Abdelmahmoud, an expert on the issues of the Sudanese Horn of Sudan, the mediation efforts aimed at bringing Sudan peace initiatives of the Horn of Africa, which was organized in all countries of the region, and stressed that the countries of the region recognizes the strategic importance of Sudan to complete efforts to bring peace to the region.
In January, Sudan announced the closure of its border with Eritrea and the declaration of a state of emergency in the border state of Kassala with Eritrea.