16 June 2019 11:07 AM

Sisi, Bashir stress importance of reaching agreement on Renaissance Dam

Sunday، 27 January 2019 - 04:22 PM

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi stressed that the joint efforts with Sudan over the past year were crowned with holding the meetings of the higher joint committee in October in the Sudanese capital Khartoum.

The committee's meetings witnessed inking 12 agreements besides following the implementation of the existing deals between the two countries in various fields, he noted.

During a joint press conference following talks with Sudanese President Omar al Bashir on Sunday 27/1/2019, Sisi said that the discussions took up means of enhancing commercial cooperation besides the latest developments of negotiations on the Renaissance Dam.

President Sisi stressed the importance of reaching agreement on Renaissance Dam among Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia as soon as possible.

He said talks also dealt with the implementation of the peace agreement in South Sudan and Sudan's efforts to settle the crisis in Central Africa.

Sisi said today's summit with Bashir is their eighth.

The visits that were exchanged last year between the two countries reflect full cooperation and constant search for ways to boost mutual interests in all domains, Sisi said.

Sudanese President Omar al Bashir stressed his satisfaction at the level of relations between Egypt and his country in various political, economic, security and military fields.

During the joint press conference held following talks with President El Sisi, Bashir asserted that both countries share identical points of view towards issues of common interest and the latest developments in the region.

The Sudanese President reiterated that the talks took up the project of connecting roads and the electricity linkage venture besides studies on railways that will link Egypt and Sudan, adding that the railways will extend to Eritrea, Ethiopia, Chad, Dakar and Djibouti.

The Renaissance Dam issue is vital for both countries, Bashir underscored, adding that negotiations should continue to reach an agreement with Ethiopia on the dam's water filling rate in order to make sure that the share of Egypt and Sudan in the Nile Basin's water is not affected.


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