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Saturday, 14 February, 1998, 14:24 GMT
Nile river transportation between Egypt and Sudan resumes

Reports from the border of Egypt and Sudan say that maritime traffic on the River Nile is resuming between the two countries after a three year break.

The Egyptian Transport Minister Suleiman Metwalli, attending a ceremony to mark the occasion at Aswan in southern Egypt, said the resumption followed an initiative begun by Sudan.

Maritime traffic was halted in late 1994 when relations deteriorated between the two countries after Cairo accused Sudan of backing anti-government Islamist groups in Egypt.

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