Sisi, Bashir order formation of committee to crystallize joint future cooperation projects
Friday، 20 July 2018 - 11:42 AM
Presidential Spokesman Ambassador Bassam Radhi said President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s talks with his Sudanese counterpart Omar al Bashir focused on means of ratcheting up economic cooperation and enhancing joint cooperation in the fields of infrastructure, transport, agriculture and animal production.
The spokesman said the presidents ordered the formation of a steering committee under the two countries’ foreign ministers and with the membership of the national bodies concerned to outline specific projects to be conducted within specific timetables. The committee will also work on intensifying efforts to put into effect agreements reached between the two countries in light of the strong joint political and popular will to push relations to a higher level, he added.
He said President Sisi voiced happiness over visiting Sudan, pointing out that this is his first visit outside the country in the second presidential term a matter which relfects the historical and strategic relations binding the two countries and their peoples for ages.
Sisi also praised the positive development in the two countries' relations, asserting Egypt's keenness on sustaining efforts to push forward cooperation to wider horizons so as to meet the aspirations of the two peoples towards achieving peace, stability and development, the spokesman noted.
The presidential spokesman also said the Sudanese president, for his part, voiced his appreciation of the sisterly relations binding Sudan and Egypt in view of their common history and unity of fate. Bashir also asserted that his country is keen on consolidating joint cooperation in the various fields, especially the economic and trade ones, added the spokesman.
Bashir pointed out as well to shared interests of the two countries and their closely linked national security, a matter which presses the need for further consultation and coordination in the face of regional challenges, the spokesman noted.
The spokesman went on to say that talks covered the latest regional developments and issues of common interest, adding that the two presidents praised the distinguished level of strategic, political and security coordination between their countries with the aim of maintaining their national security and pushing forward their development and reconstruction efforts that would inevitably serve the interests of the peoples of the region.