Joint Press Conference of President El-Sisi and Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir
Monday، 28 January 2019 - 03:19 PM
Your Excellency President of Sudan Omar Hassan Ahmed Al-Bashir,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
At the beginning, let me welcome my dear brother His Excellency Omar Al-Bashir and his accompanying delegation in their second homeland Egypt, and express my pleasure over this visit that shows the deep and historic relations between the two peoples of the Nile Valley.
This visit crowns several efforts exerted throughout the past year to enhance the bilateral relations and ceaseless coordination in the issues of mutual concern to achieve the two people’s interests. These efforts led to holding of the Egyptian- Sudanese Presidential Committee in Khartoum last October, as 12 agreements were signed and participated in assessment of the tracks of these agreements implementation and supporting mechanisms of the commissions that supervise means of cooperation in all fields.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Our talks dealt with many subjects, mainly the economic cooperation. We reviewed the progress of the joint projects like the power linkage and the studies on building a joint railway, besides the current cooperation in capacity building and training in all sectors. Our talks also tackled the developments related to the negotiations among Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia on the Renaissance Dam. We agreed to pursue our effort to reach soon an agreement on filling and operation of this dam.
In addition, we discussed the latest developments in the Horn of Africa and means of enhancing implementation of the South Sudan peace agreement which was signed under an appreciated- Sudan’s sponsorship. Also, we tackled the Sudanese efforts exerted to settle the crisis in Central Africa, and means of boosting cooperation among the Arab and Red Sea riparian African countries.
Brothers and Sisters,
My meeting with His Excellency President Omar Al-Bashir is considered the eighth one that gathered us since January 2018. Moreover, the last year witnessed many mutual visits by senior officials from the two countries in a way that assures the unshakable and clear trend in the policy of the two brotherly countries. This trend reveals the full coordination between the two countries, the continuous and relentless efforts to support the joint interests between the two peoples and countries in all fields to keep pace with the bilateral historic ties and joint interests, which is rarely present between two countries in the world. History assures that what connects Egypt and Sudan of relations, bonds and unity in path and destiny is unbreakable eternal bond.