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Friday, 06 April 2018

Halayeb Triangle ... International and Regional Testimonies

The Sudanese Survey Authority has affirmed existence of documents at the American Congress and the American Central Intelligence Agency

(CIA) that prove affiliation of Halayeb triangle to Sudan.
General Manager of the Authority Professor Abdalla Al-Sadiq Abdallah told (SMC) that Sudan has all the documents and files that prove Sudanism of the triangle. He noted that the documents are now in the congress and the CIA and the British library that affirms this fact.
He said Sudan can protest using these documents in the event of the international arbitration over the issue of Halayeb.
For his part, consultant of information technology at Dubai government, Dr. Omer Fadlallah has disclosed existence of hundreds of documents and authenticated and accredited maps that prove affiliation of Halayeb and Shalatin to Sudan, in addition to the accredited maps at the United Nations, along with tens of documents in the British libraries and archives and the Egyptian British institutions.
The documents and files of the American congress prove affiliation of Halayeb triangle to Sudan, affirming that they date back to the period of 1909-1980, and they were drawn by the CIA and the war office in Britain saying that they are accredited maps.
Since the year 1958 Sudan representative in the UNSC tabled a claim affirming sovereignty of Sudan on Halayeb and Shalatin.
Sudan has called on Egypt to negotiate the issue directly as was the case over Tiran and Sanafeer Islands, or to resort to the international Arbitration according to the international charters.
It is high time for Sudan to go ahead swiftly in two tracks. The first is to activate its claim to the UNSC to get a decision. The second is to raise the case to all the concerned regional and international organization using all the diplomatic methods.
The Egyptian government used the official documents in which Halayeb appeared as a Sudanese territory in its dispute with Israel over Taba in 1986 in which Egypt got Taba from Israel according to those documents; so why did they ignore this reality when it comes to recognize that Halayeb is a Sudanese Territory.
It is apparent that Egypt doesn’t have the desire to find compromise resolution on Halayeb triangle either by diplomatic approach or through the international arbitration.