Reuters AMR ABDALLAH DALSH
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The movement of Egyptian trucks heading to Sudan has stopped due to the closure of the “Sharyan Al Shamal” road, which links the cities of Halfa and Khartoum, by Sudanese protesters.
The International Transport and Logistics Services Division of the Chamber of Commerce in Alexandria stated, in a statement issued today, Friday, that it had received a notification that the movement of Egyptian trucks heading to Sudan had stopped due to a number of employees of a northern Sudanese state closing the “Shriyan al-Shamal” road, approximately 950 km away at Al-Daba locality, about 450 km away. kilometers from the city of Halfa.
The division added that the road has been closed since September 27, which caused the detention of dozens of Egyptian trucks, both coming from the border crossings and heading to Khartoum, and coming from them on their way to Egypt through the crossings, in addition to the detention of dozens of Sudanese buses and hundreds of private cars.
According to the statement, the Egyptian authorities continue to communicate with the Sudanese side, which reported sending a delegation from the state security committee to the demonstrators to negotiate with them to open the road, which is still closed so far, in addition to the officials of the Wadi Halfa office from the Egyptian side visiting the headquarters of the customs barn in the city of Wadi Halfa and reassuring them. Dozens of Egyptian truck drivers said that the road was cut off and the problem was being resolved and their trips resumed. The statement revealed that the Egyptian official authorities were communicating with the Sudanese authorities to end the crisis.
Sudan has been witnessing protests for weeks in several regions; Because of the difficult living conditions, and on September 25, protesters closed new oil supply areas from Port Sudan to the capital, Khartoum.
Source: Egyptian media