Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi concluded on Friday afternoon his two-day visit to Khartoum, following meetings with Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir and other officials where he discussed pushing forward bilateral relations, Al-Ahram’s Arabic website reported.
According to El-Sisi’s office, the president met Sudanese Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh on Friday morning, where they discussed the recent developments in bilateral relations.
Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, Egypt's General Intelligence chief Abbas Kamel, El-Sisi’s official spokesman Bassam Rady, and the Egyptian ambassador to Khartoum attended the meeting.
El-Sisi also met on Friday with a group of Sudanese public figures including political figures, intellectuals, thinkers and media figures, where he expressed his joy at visiting Sudan and at meeting them, according to his office’s statement.
“The successive visits of the Egyptian and Sudanese officials between the two countries assert how the Egyptian and Sudanese leadership are keen to push bilateral relations forward,” El-Sisi said in his meeting.
The president also stated that Egypt’s foreign policy was based upon the principle of not interfering with other countries’ internal relations.
He also stated that the national security of Sudan was part of Egypt’s own national security.
El-Sisi spoke about the recent economic reforms in Egypt and plans to implement joint projects with Sudan, including electricity links and railways between the two countries.
He returned to Cairo on Friday afternoon.
The visit was the president’s first such trip abroad since he started his second presidential term in June.