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Sudan deployed troops along Ethiopian border as a meeting is scheduled

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December 21, 2020 

Sudanese  “Transition Partners Council”  held a meeting on Sunday during which The Commander in Chief of the Sudanese Army Chairman of the Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, briefed the partners, according to a report by Sudan Tribune. 

A statement by the spokeswomen of the council,  Mariam al-Mahdi, indicated that Sudan has deployed troops in along the Ethio-Sudanse border where there was a clash with Ethiopian Militia forces sometime last week. 

Sudan Tribune quoted her as saying “The council hailed the armed forces and the deployment of troops to protect Sudan, its territorial integrity and its citizens as well as preserving the sovereignty of the homeland.” 

The office of Prime Minister of Sudan announced that the two countries are meeting starting Tuesday this week to discuss border disputes, as reported by DW Amharic. 

The Sudanese leader and PM Abiy Ahmed met in Djibouti on Sunday on the sidelines of the 38th IGAD Extraordinary Summit of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government, and have reportedly discussed the meeting that will start on Tuesday. 

The two countries have assigned a committee to demarcate the border — the committee that will start meeting in Khartoum. 

Meanwhile, there are unconfirmed citizen report on social media that the Sudanese army  made advanced deep into the Ethiopian border, and occupied several areas. 

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