Khartoum has summoned Egypt’s ambassador Hossan Isa and warned companies against participating in Cairo’s Red Sea bid round launched 9 March. Three of the blocks lie within waters claimed by both countries. (MEES, 15 March).

Both countries claim the 21,000km² Egypt-occupied Halayeb Triangle. Sudanese oil official Saad Al-Deen Hussein Al-Bishri threatens “consequences” against any “illegal operation” in the area which “will be borne by the entities carrying out this operation.” (CONTINUED - 99 WORDS)