I want to believe Dr. El-Faky especially that he is a veteran diplomat but despite my belief that the law is in our side , I fear to believe that regime as our fiascos in FIFA and Siag cases are still hunting us and that regime is good in losing our rights so easily. Of course I expect more seriousness hopefully because Mubarak regime can't tolerate losing a part of Egypt in this critical time.
Again I believe that Al Bashir is doing all this buzz in order to divert the Sudanese people's attention from his failure to keep Sudan as one nation ;I do not believe that the mineral wealth of Hala'ib plays a great role in the conflict because Sudan is very rich country , it does need Hala'ib to increase its GDP for God sake.
By the way I hope that our embassies and internet department pay attention to international maps which exclude Hala'ib triangle from Egypt's map despite internationally our borders are at latitude 22. Here is another map from Atlas. All the Sudanese maps exclude Hala'ib in the same way.
Back to the international arbitration , I believe before heading to the IJC , we should head to the Arab league and the African Union despite the fact the later considers Hala'ib is part of Sudan too !!
Reporters Pakinam Amer and Amr El-Beleidy from Al Masry Al Youm paid a visit to Hala'ib and Shalateen from couple of months ago where they wrote a series of reports about Shalateen which I recommend you to read.
Shalateen and back again :
- A hunt for adventure, fun and facts in the southern mountains
- Shalateen: Growing up between a rock and a hard place
- Shalateen: The long drive down
- Shalateen: The hunt for truths in a far-off town
I envy Pakinam and Amr , I wish to go to Hala'ib and Shalateen in order to know the truth more.