Egypt supplies South Sudan with 2 mln doses of vaccines for livestock

Ahram Online , Wednesday 6 Apr 2022

Egypt has dispatched a shipment of two million doses of veterinary vaccines to brotherly South Sudan to protect the livestock there, the Egyptian Ministry for Agriculture and Land Reclamation announced on Tuesday evening.

A picture shows the South Darfur village of Hamada, north of the region s capital town Nyala on Febr
A picture shows the South Darfur village of Hamada, north of the region s capital town Nyala on February 3, 2021, as residents return to the village. AFP

The step is meant to deepen cooperation between both countries and provide all forms of support to the Sudanese people as per the directives issued by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, the statement added.

The vaccines are produced by the agriculture ministry’s Veterinary Serum and Vaccine Institute and aim to protect the livestock in South Sudan against epidemic diseases, said Mohamed Saad — the director of the Veterinary Serum and Vaccine Institute.

A delegation of Egyptian veterinarians arrived on Sunday to South Sudan to provide technical support to the South Sudanese side regarding their livestock.

In July 2021, a delegation headed by South Sudanese VP James Wani Igga visited Egypt and met with El-Sisi, who reiterated during the meeting Egypt’s “full support” and determination to transfer expertise to South Sudan, especially in agriculture and industry.

In the presence of Igga and Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, a host of agreement was signed on the side-lines of the visit to boost cooperation between the two countries, including in the fields of irrigation, trade, and industry.

In recent months, Egypt has sent several humanitarian aid shipments to South Sudan during the recent crises it faced that were caused by floods and the coronavirus pandemic.

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