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Sisi, Bashir to head Egypt-Sudan committee in Cairo on 5 October

In previous years the meeting was held at the prime ministerial level

Ahram Online , Saturday 1 Oct 2016
File Photo: Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) meets with Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir in Cairo on 18 October 2014 (Reuters)
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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Sudan's President Omar Al-Bashir will co-chair a bilateral high committee meeting in Cairo next week, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported on Saturday.

This is the first time that the two presidents have headed the committee, which was in preivous years held at the prime ministerial level.

High officials of the two countries will meet on 2 and 3 October, the two cabinets will meet on 4 October and the presidents will meet on 5 October.

The Egyptian-Sudanese high committee consists of sub-committees for economy, military affairs, politics and security, economic and finance, transportation, education, culture, health, water resources and agriculture.

A number of economic agreements and memorandums of understandings are expected to be signed during the meetings.

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