Egypt sent two military jets loaded with foodstuff and baby formula to Sudan upon the directives of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, a statement by the Egyptian Armed Forces read on Friday.
The Armed Forces spokesman, Tamer El-Refaai, said the aid affirms Egypt’s pioneering role in Africa and boosts the historical ties between Egypt and African countries.
Sudan said it appreciates Egypt’s efforts to support countries around the world during times of crises, the Egyptian statement added.
In May, President El-Sisi ordered the dispatch of four military planes loaded with medical supplies to Sudan to help it fight the coronavirus pandemic.
The shipment was sent to “help alleviate the burden of the Sudanese people in light of the shortage of medicines and protective gear necessary in the battle against the coronavirus."