Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi receives Deputy Chairman of Sudan's Transitional Sovereignty Council (TSC) Malik Agar. Presidency
The President pledged on Sunday Egypt's continued support for Sudan during these critical times, citing the historic ties between the two nations.
The President met with the Deputy Chairman of Sudan's Transitional Sovereignty Council (TSC) Malik Agar and his delegation, with Chief of the General Intelligence Service (GIS) Abbas Kamel in attendance.
During the meeting, El-Sisi emphasized the importance of a permanent ceasefire and initiating an all-encompassing peaceful dialogue that fulfils the Sudanese people's desire for security, stability, and development.
El-Sisi stressed that these priorities must be the focus of all parties' implementation efforts.
During his meeting with Agar, El-Sisi received an update on the latest developments in Sudan.
Agar explained ongoing efforts to reach a settlement that preserves the state's unity and discussed ways to deliver humanitarian aid to those affected by the conflict.
The Sudanese official praised Egypt's sincere and tireless efforts to preserve peace and security in Sudan during these critical conditions. He also highlighted Egypt's hosting of the Sudanese people as their "second homeland."
Agar also expressed his appreciation for Egypt's influential role in the region and throughout the African continent.
Egypt, among other countries, will attend a high-level pledging event in Geneva hosted by the UN on Monday to support humanitarian efforts in Sudan.
The governments of Egypt, Germany, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UN are co-organizing a donor conference in Geneva to secure funding pledges for humanitarian relief in Sudan.
During the event, donors will announce financial commitments to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis and emphasize the importance of the conflict parties in Sudan adhering to their obligations under International Humanitarian Law.
In the past two months, as conflict has engulfed Sudan, the number of people requiring humanitarian assistance has risen to 24.7 million, which is more than half the population.
The revised Humanitarian Response Plan for Sudan this year has received less than 16 percent of the required $2.57 billion, with the Regional Refugee Response Plan for $470 million only 17 percent funded thus far. Donors are urged to provide flexible and sustained financial support.