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Foreign Minister Sameh shoukry has decided to cancel the interview which was planned to give RT, from-for appeared on the channel’s website survey on the disputed territory on the border with Sudan. This is stated in the message of the foreign Ministry of Egypt.
The interview was to be held on Saturday, may 12, two days before the next round of talks of the foreign Ministers and defence Ministers of Russia and Egypt, which will be held in Moscow on 14 may.
In connection with the incident, the official representative of the Egyptian foreign Ministry has “contacted the Russian side, to strongly condemn the survey conducted by the government controlled television channel, and demand immediately to explain this unacceptable act.”
According to the Egyptian foreign Ministry, the survey was published on the website of RT, may 11. According to Reuters, it was about who belongs to the so-called triangle of Halaib to Egypt or Sudan. Later, the survey was removed from the site.
In 1958 the Sudan addressed to the UN Security Council with a demand to recognize the region Sudanese territory, but currently it is controlled by Egypt.
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