Sudan’s Al-Burhan to discuss conflict with Eritrea leader



The visit comes more than a week after General al-Burhan ordered the reopening of Sudan’s border with Eritrea

Sudan’s military leader, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, has visited Eritrea’s capital, Asmara, for an official meeting with President Isaias Afwerki.

An official statement said the two leaders would discuss bilateral issues, the situation in Sudan and matters of mutual interest, but did not give any more details.

Eritrea is the fourth country that Gen Burhan has visited since Sudan descended into conflict in April this year, after visits to South Sudan, Egypt and most recently Qatar.

On 2 September, he ordered the reopening of Sudan’s border crossings with Eritrea, a move he said would facilitate trade and movement of people between the two countries.