The Sudanese ambassador in Egypt, Abdelmahmood Abdel Halim, left Cairo on Thursday evening for Khartoum after the Sudanese Foreign Minister's decision to call him for "consultation".
A shipping source at Cairo International Airport said in a press statement that "the Sudanese ambassador left Egypt Air flight to Khartoum and waited in the VIP lounge until he boarded the plane."
"The ambassador is scheduled to return next Tuesday on the same flight from Khartoum, according to his travel notification," the source said, without giving further details.
On Thursday evening, Sudan announced the recall of its ambassador to Egypt for "further consultation," while Cairo said it was "assessing the situation to take appropriate action."
Relations between the Sudan and Egypt are strained and media disputes have arisen over several controversial issues, most notably the dispute over the three-year border triangle in Halaib and Shalatin.
Over the last three weeks, the Egyptian authorities have taken seven measures, one of them in one day, in return for a single Sudanese action on the Halaib and Shalatin settlements.
The Egyptian measures varied between Egypt's announcement of a complaint to the Security Council against the Sudan, the construction of 100 houses in the womb and the broadcasting of a television program, unlike the Friday sermon from the disputed area, the construction of a floodwater storage dam and a fishing port in Shalatin, Of the Egyptian control already existing on the border triangle.
On the other hand, the Sudan, which used to submit a UN complaint annually about the Halaib and Shalatin triangle, took one action, pointing out that it did not recognize the Egyptian-Saudi border demarcation agreement, referring to its violation of Sudan's right to the border triangle, .