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Egypt, South Sudan discuss boosting cooperation, efforts against coronavirus

Last month, Egypt sent medical aid to South Sudan as per presidential orders to help in the country’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

Ahram Online , MENA , Saturday 13 Jun 2020
Egypt, S.Sudan
Egyptian Ambassador in Juba Mohamed Qadah with South Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Beatrice Khamisa (Photo courtesy of MOFA)
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Egyptian Ambassador in Juba Mohamed Qadah met Friday with South Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Beatrice Khamisa, where they discussed bilateral cooperation and aid by Cairo to the country to fight the coronavirus outbreak.

According to an official statement, the Egyptian foreign ministry said the two sides discussed boosting bilateral relations, as well as the Egyptian support to the South Sudanese efforts aimed at fighting the outbreak of coronavirus.

During the meeting, Qadah and Khamisa also discussed security arrangements of South Sudan's peace agreement, as well as regional issues of common interest, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Khamisa praised the distinguished ties binding Juba and Cairo at all levels, and the Egyptian continuous support to South Sudan.

South Sudan's top diplomat also hailed the Egyptian efforts aimed at restoring the security and stability in Africa's conflict zones.

Last month, Egypt sent medical aid to South Sudan as per presidential orders to the military to help in the country’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

So far, South Sudan has detected over 1, 600 cases of coronavirus and over 20 deaths from the contagion.

The medical aid includes medicines, medical equipment, disinfectants, protective suits for medical staff and large quantities of formula milk. 

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