16 December 2019 03:20 PM

Parliament Speaker: Egypt, S.Sudan to establish parliamentary friendship association

Tuesday، 03 December 2019 - 02:04 PM

Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal said Egypt and South Sudan agreed on establishing a parliamentary friendship association in preparation for a twinship deal between their parliaments.

During a meeting with South Sudan's acting parliament speaker Timothy Tut, Abdel Aal stressed keenness on maintaining the security and unity of South Sudan.

He noted that President Abdel Fattah El Sisi is keen on combating Hepatitis Virus C in Africa.

Meanwhile, he underlined the importance of reviving the Nile River parliament. "We all drink from one river, the River Nile, which is to provide a source of cooperation, agreement and development, rather than division and difference," Abdel Aal said.

The joint Nile Valley body was established in the 1970s to boost Egypt-Sudan relations.

Abdel Aal referred to the deeply-rooted Egyptian-South Sudanese ties, noting that a branch of Alexandria University will open in Juba soon.

For his part, Tut underscored the importance of Abdel Aal's visit to South Sudan.

He accentuated his country's keenness on benefiting from Egyptian universities and experts in the educational score.

He added that the Egyptian political leadership under President Sisi is an inspiring model for regional states.


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