Sudan has issued a decision obliging Egyptian citizens seeking to enter its territories to obtain entry-visas, namely the ones aged between 16 to 50 years old.
“The decision stipulates that Egyptian nationals aged between 16 and 50 years old must obtain entry-visas to Sudan. The decision excludes women, children and those above 50 years old,” Gen. Omer al-Mukhtar, Spokesman of Sudan Police, told Xinhua.
It is to be noted that the Egyptian authorities apply the same condition for entry of the Sudanese nationals to Egypt.
In 2004, Sudan and Egypt signed an agreement of the four freedoms, which avails the citizens of the two countries freedoms of work, movement, residence and ownership.
Khartoum said it has fully implemented the agreement since it was signed, while Cairo imposes entry-visa on Sudanese aged between 18 and 50 years old.
Recently Khartoum complained over an Egyptian decision increasing the stay fees on foreigners, including the Sudanese.
Khartoum’s decision imposing entry-visas on Egyptians came two days ahead of convocation of the joint political consultations committee between Sudan and Egypt at level of foreign ministers, scheduled for coming Sunday in Khartoum. Enditem