Egypt has signed a deal with South Sudan for cooperation in the oil and gas industry, the first such agreement between the two nations, the Egyptian foreign ministry said in a statement Wednesday.
The ministry did not elaborate on the details of the deal, which was signed during an energy conference in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, but said it is part of a broader strategy sponsored by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to boost investment in Africa.
The memorandum of understating is the "first legal framework regulating relations between the two countries in the oil and energy field," the ministry said.
South Sudan in August made its first oil discovery since independence from Sudan in 2011.
The country generates most of its revenues from oil.