Parliament delegation to visit disputed Halayeb Triangle
The Egyptian parliament. Youm7 archive.

CAIRO: A parliamentary delegations of 19 members will visit the disputed Halayeb Triangle on the Egyptian-Sudanese border Sunday to study its residents’ problems, Youm7 reported.

The visit will last for four days, during which the parliamentarians will meet with residents and discuss their demands and needs to be discussed before the House of Representatives.

Lying on an area of less than 8000 square miles, the triangle has been a disputed region between Egypt, which currently has sovereignty over it, and Sudan which seeks its restoration.

The triangle has been represented for the first time in the current Egyptian Parliament. The area has suffered from high unemployment rate, lack of manpower, lack of hospitals, poor mobile network services, according to Al-Shorouq as quoting Member of Parliament Mamdouh Emara.

The parliament, which is in recess until March 27, has announced forming delegations to visit border cities to stand on their problems during the period March 14-24.

The program begins with Nubia, then North and South Sinai, Halayeb and Shalateen, Oases and finally with Wadi el-Gadid.

The visits come in response to President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s calls on parliamentarians in February to visit prisons, Sinai and Nubia in southern Egypt; Bedouins and Nubians have long complained about marginalization.

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