20 April 2021 01:07 PM

Sisi: Egypt supports Sudan's peace, stability, development efforts

Saturday، 06 March 2021 - 04:04 PM

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has voiced Egypt's support for peace, stability and development in Sudan.

Sudan's security and stability are part and parcel of the security and stability of Egypt, Sisi said on Saturday during a meeting with President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council (TSC) Abdel-Fattah Al Burhan at the presidential palace in Khartoum.

Egypt will continue to support the Sudanese government and people at all levels in a way that helps promote strategic partnership between the two countries, he said.

After talks between Sisi and Al-Burhan, an expanded session of talks was held with the two countries' delegations attending, presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said.

Burhan has praised distinguished relations between Egypt and Sudan, and extended thanks to Sisi for his efforts to support Sudan to overcome various challenges.

The Sudanese leaders voiced Sudan's keenness to activate joint projects between Egypt and Sudan and to enhance cooperation prospects between the two countries at various levels.

Sudan also looks forward to Egypt's assistance to support the former's ongoing efforts for writing-off and rescheduling external debt and offer training opportunities for Sudanese cadres, Hamdok added during his meeting with President Sisi earlier in the day.

Meanwhile, Sisi said that Egypt is keen on furthering bilateral cooperation at various levels, especially in power and railway interconnection projects, the spokesman said.

Reviewing the latest developments in the three-way negotiations on Ethiopia's giant hydropower dam on the Blue Nile, both sides agreed to embark on further joint efforts at various international forums with a view to thrashing out a biding well-balanced deal on the rules of the dam's filling and operation process.

They also emphasized the need for greater inter-riparian cooperation in the Nile Basin to ensure sustainable utilization of water resources without putting the water security of any party in jeopardy.


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