Egypt will continue to offer technical assistance to South Sudan in all fields, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said on Wednesday during a meeting with South Sudanese Vice President for Economic Affairs James Wani Igga in Cairo, the Egyptian presidency said.
El-Sisi discussed with Igga ways to benefit from Egypt’s experience in supporting development, whether in agricultural production, irrigation, health or infrastructure.
El-Sisi expressed his appreciation for the holding of the first exhibition of Egyptian products in Juba this month as well as the efforts to move forward with opening a branch of the University of Alexandria in South Sudan.
The Egyptian president also talked about the latest developments in the region, especially the latest developments with the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, reasserting Egypt’s position regarding signing a legally binding agreement on the operation and filling policies for the dam.
From his side, Vice President Igga discussed the latest developments in his country and highlighted Egypt’s role in ensuring stability in the region and in South Sudan
Igga delivered President Salva Kiir’s best regards to President El-Sisi, conveying his country’s huge appreciation for Egypt, its people and leadership.
The South Sudanese vice president also expressed his appreciation to the Egyptian people and government for the humanitarian aid sent to hisi country during its recent crises, including floods and the coronavirus pandemic.
The meeting was attended by Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and the ministers of foreign affairs, irrigation, high education, agriculture, international cooperation and commerce and industry.
Head of Egypt’s General Intelligence Service Abbas Kamel also attended the meeting.