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Sisi stresses Egypt's keenness on continuing coordination, consultation with Sudan

Tuesday، 20 March 2018 - 03:21 PM

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi stressed Egypt's keenness on continuing intensified coordination and consultation with Sudan to enhance cooperation during the coming phase and working on pushing forward ties between both countries as well as making a quantum leap that fulfills the aspirations of the two peoples.

Sisi held talks with his Sudanese counterpart Omar al Bashir, asserting that historical relations bind the two nations, besides joint cultural and social aspects spanning for thousands of years, said presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady in press statements on Monday 19/3/2018.

Sisi hailed the positive development of bilateral ties recently witnessed at various levels, pointing out to the quartet meeting that grouped the two countries' foreign ministers and heads of intelligence services in Cairo last month. The get-together tackled issues of common interest with full transparency, he said.

Bashir welcomed the ongoing consultations between both countries, noting that challenges emerging from the current regional conditions entail continuing coordination which contributes to achieving joint interests besides promoting cooperation at various levels including the security ones, the spokesman reiterated.

The two sides agreed on bolstering joint economic cooperation in the fields of agriculture, livestock production, transportation and infrastructure, besides establishing vital ventures, he said. They also stressed the importance of swiftly finalizing the electricity linkage project between Egypt and Sudan, Rady underlined.

During the talks, Sisi asserted Egypt's keenness on backing Sudan and its institutions, adding that political conditions and the security challenges entail unity among the institutions of both countries because the national security of the Nile basin countries is integral, the spokesman said.

The two presidents agreed on enhancing joint security ties via the security committee formed between both countries.

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