Egypt's foreign minister, intel chief head to Khartoum for two-plus-two meetings in Sudan

Ahram Online , Thursday 27 Dec 2018

File Photo: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (AP)

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and the Head of the General Intelligence Service Abbas Kamel headed to Khartoum on Thursday to meet with their Sudanese counterparts within the framework of regular coordination between both countries at all levels.

A statement by Egypt's foreign ministry said the visit will see a meeting between Shoukry and his Sudanese counterpart Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed to discuss enhancing bilateral relations in light of the political leadership directives in Egypt and Sudan.

"The meetings are set to discuss cooperation on all levels as well as following up on the results of the latest Egyptian-Sudanese Higher Committee meetings in Khartoum, which were chaired by the presidents of Egypt and Sudan in October," the statement added.

The higher committee meeting in Khartoum saw the signing of 12 memorandums of understanding and agreements between the two countries.

The Egyptian president said at a press conference following the signing that the agreements represent "a new breakthrough in bilateral ties between Egypt and Sudan."

The MoUs cover different fields including education, media, youth, and agriculture, in addition to a number of economic agreements on investments and industry.

During the latest meeting in October, Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir announced that he had lifted a partial ban on the import of Egyptian goods imposed in 2017.


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