File photo: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi amd Sudanese leader Gen. Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman al-Burhan holding a press conference in Khartoum, Sudan, on March. 6, 2021. (Presidency of Sudan via AP)
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry will also meet UN Special Envoy for Sudan Volker Perthes as well as a high-level Sudanese delegation that are scheduled to meet with a number of Egyptian leaders, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Tuesday.
Perthes seeks to consult with Sudan’s stakeholders to establish a national dialogue that could yield a way out of the country’s political crisis.
Egypt has frequently expressed it keenness to help maintain its southern neighbour’s security and political stability. This includes reaching a consensus among all Sudanese parties towards managing the transitional period without foreign interference.
The two countries have intensified coordination and enhanced bilateral relations throughout the past decade, exchanging high-level visits, conducting several joint military exercises, and exchanging views on key issues of mutual concern.
Egypt and Sudan have also adopted similar visions on their dispute with Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), expressing fears over their water security due to Ethiopia’s unilateral filling and operation of the mega dam.
Moreover, both countries have condemned Ethiopia’s commencement of GERD operations as a breach to Addis Ababa’s international commitments and the Declaration of Principles signed in 2015.