Egypt and Sudan share common destiny, says Sisi in Khartoum

Ahram Online , Friday 20 Jul 2018

Sisi and Bashir
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi "L" wih Sudan's President Omar El-Bashir "R" in Khartoum (Photo:Egyptian Presidency)

Egypt and Sudan share “a common destiny” due to the close relations between the neighbouring countries, Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said on Thursday at a press conference in Khartoum with Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir.

El-Sisi arrived in the Sudanese capital on Thursday evening for a two-day visit. He has reportedly held talks with Al-Bashir about bilateral relations, and economic projects, including electricity links.

El-Sisi and Al-Bashir also discussed the latest developments in the region.

“My visit comes as part of the comprehensive coordination between the two countries to support their common strategic interests in all fields, from politics, to the economy, to security, to water policies, to culture,” El-Sisi said at the conference, according to an official statement from the Egyptian presidential office.

The Egyptian president praised the efforts of his Sudanese counterpart to resolve conflicts in the region.

“I would like to express my appreciation for your sincere efforts to resolve regional conflicts and achieve peace and stability, and I hope these efforts end in success,” he said, adding that those efforts reflect a sincere desire to increase stability in the region.

Earlier this week, Sudan brokered a peace agreement between the fighting parties in South Sudan, including the South Sudanese government which is headed by President Salva Kiir.

The Egyptian president also praised the recent declaration of peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

“I would like to send a message to our brothers in Ethiopia and Eritrea that we are extremely happy with the positive developments between the two countries,” he said, adding that Egypt would continue its full support to achieve peace, stability and cooperation between the two countries. 


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