Egypt, Libya leaders in Sudan as fears over unity rise

Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak and Libya's Muammar Gaddafi have both called in the past for the nation to remain united.

Egypt, Libya leaders in Sudan as fears over unity rise

The leaders of Libya and Egypt flew in to neighbouring Sudan on Tuesday to try to patch up disputes over a referendum on fate of south Sudan, underscoring growing regional concerns about the unity of the country.

The vote is due to take place from Jan. 9.

Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak and Libya's Muammar Gaddafi have both called in the past for the nation to remain united.

The leaders, whose countries share long, porous desert borders with Sudan, were due to meet Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and the leader of the semi-autonomous south, Salva Kiir.

"They know the stability of Sudan will reflect positively on Libya and Egypt," Sudanese information ministry official Rabie Abdelati told Reuters. "They are coming to smooth out the differences between the NCP and the SPLM."


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