Sudan has protested to the UN Security Council against Egypt, accusing Cairo of organising voting in a disputed border area during last month’s Egyptian presidential election.
Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said Khartoum filed a complaint after Egypt held voting in the Halayeb triangle, a border territory claimed by both Khartoum and Cairo.
Egypt held a presidential election in March that saw President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi re-elected for a second term.
“We have complained to the UN Security Council against Egypt for organising voting in Halayeb during its presidential election in March,” Ghandour told lawmakers in parliament on Tuesday.
Ghandour said that between December and March, Egypt had also undertaken some fishing and mining projects in the triangle.
Ghandour added that Khartoum had also protested about the demarcation of borders between Egypt and Saudi Arabia that showed “Halayeb as part of Egypt”.
“Our position of full sovereignty on Halayeb triangle is something that is not negotiable.”
Egypt’s occupation of the Halayeb triangle, which lies near the Red Sea in a mineral-rich border region, has been a bone of contention between the two neighbours for decades.