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Egyptian, Sudanese foreign ministers stress importance of maintaining good relations

Ahram Online , Saturday 3 Jun 2017
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President Sisi meets with Sudan foreign minister (C). Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry (L)
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The Egyptian and Sudanese foreign ministers both stressed in a meeting in Cairo on Saturday the importance of maintaining good relations between the two countries, state news agency MENA reported.

During his visit, Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour delivered to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi a letter from Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir.

Ghandour extended his country’s condolences to El-Sisi over the recent death of 30 Egyptian Christians in a terrorist attack in Egypt’s Minya, which has been claimed by the militant group Daesh.

El-Sisi called for the continuation of regular bilateral meetings between the foreign ministers of Egypt and Sudan.

Ghandour’s visit comes days after Sudan banned imports of agricultural and animal products from Egypt and urged Sudanese companies to import directly from countries of origin, bypassing neighbouring Egypt as an intermediary.

Last month, El-Sisi responded to claims by Al-Bashir that Cairo supports rebel groups in Darfur, saying that Egypt "does not conspire against anyone."

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