Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli and South Sudanese Vice President James Wani Igga witnessed in Cairo on Wednesday the signing of several agreements to boost cooperation between the two countries, the Egyptian cabinet announced
The agreements included a memo signed by Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel Aati and his South Sudanese counterpart Manawa Peter on a study to reduce the risk of flooding in the Sudd swamp in South Sudan.
The Egyptian and South Sudanese trade ministers also signed a memorandum of understanding to promote trade and industry between the two countries.
Later on, Madbouli and Igga signed the minutes of the first meeting of the Egyptian-South Sudanese higher committee, which included details of the agreed-upon cooperation projects and the proposed timetable for their implementation.
Earlier, the South Sudanese VP and his accompanied delegation met with President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi who reasserted Egypt’s total support as well as determination to transfer Egypt’s expertise in various fields to South Sudan especially in agriculture and industry.