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Tuesday, 07 February 2023 01:24 GMT

Sudan summons Egyptian ambassador for talks on TV series

(MENAFN) Complaining about a TV series that portrays Egyptian rebel fighters living in Sundan, the late mentioned has summoned its Egyptian ambassador in Khartoum, Al-Jazeera reported.

The Sudanese foreign ministry said on Saturday that the Ramadan series, titled "Abu Amr al-Masry," broadcasted by ON TV satellite channel, is "insulting to Egyptians living in Sudan and destroying the confidence and relations between the people of the two countries".

Khartoum appears to have been angered by the idea that Egyptian militants would find refuge in Sudan. Osama bin Laden and other extremists were based in Sudan in the mid-1990s.

It urged Egypt to "stop attempts at disturbing the interests of the two countries".

Relations have been strained over the past year by Khartoum's revival of a longstanding border dispute and its perceived support for Ethiopia, which is building a massive upstream dam on the Nile that Egypt fears will cut into its share of the river.


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