WORLD Sudan summons Egyptian ambassador over arrested Sudanese student in Cairo


Sudan summons Egyptian ambassador over arrested Sudanese student in Cairo


08:46, September 30, 2019

KHARTOUM, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Sudan's foreign ministry on Sunday summoned the Egyptian ambassador in Khartoum over the arrest of a Sudanese student in Cairo. 


Omer Dahab, Under-Secretary of Sudan's Foreign Ministry, speaks at a press conference in Khartoum, Sudan, on June 26, 2019. (File photo: Xinhua)

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday summoned the Egyptian Ambassador in Khartoum Hossam Essa in the wake of the case of arrest of Sudanese student Walid Abdel-Rahman and showing him in the media giving confessions on his participation in activities against the Egyptian government," said the ministry in a statement.

Foreign Ministry Under-Secretary Siddiq Abdel-Aziz urged for guaranteeing safety of the arrested student and giving him all his legal rights and not to try him through media.   

He further urged for enabling the Sudanese embassy in Cairo to meet the student.   

The under-secretary further stressed that the two countries are moving towards enhancing the bilateral cooperation in all fields, noting that practices that may cripple the cooperation should not be allowed.   

The Egyptian ambassador promised to convey the under-secretary's message to the concerned Egyptian authorities, vowing that the Sudanese embassy in Cairo would be enabled to meet the arrested student on Sunday, the statement said.   

He also promised that the student would be treated according to the law.

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