Sisi holds talks with South Sudanese president in Juba
Saturday، 28 November 2020 - 03:03 PM
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi held on Saturday 28/11/2020 talks with his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir at the presidential palace in Juba.
After the meeting, an expanded session of talks was held between the delegations of the two countries.
Kiir termed Sisi's visit to South Sudan as 'historic' for being the first by an Egyptian president since South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011.
The deeply rooted cooperation ties between Egypt and South Sudan reflect the humanitarian and civilizational heritage binding the two countries, Kiir said, praising Egypt's sincere efforts to achieve peace and stability in South Sudan.
Kiir also voiced his country's keenness on developing relations with Egypt in the economic field and providing all possible facilitation for Egyptian companies seeking to do business in South Sudan, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.
The South Sudanese president also spoke about the latest developments regarding the peace agreement in the country, appreciating Egypt's efforts at the regional and international levels to brief the international community on challenges facing South Sudan.
Sisi, for his part, stressed that his visit to South Sudan is part of distinguished relations that bind the two countries at the official and popular levels.
He affirmed Egypt's unlimited support for efforts exerted by the South Sudanese government to achieve peace and stability in the country.
Egypt will continue to transfer expertise and provide capacity-building programs for the South Sudanese cadres in various sectors, as well as pushing forward bilateral cooperation in a way that serves development efforts in South Sudan, Sisi said.
Regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, the two presidents stressed the importance of reaching a binding and legal deal on filling and operating the dam, as well as enhancing cooperation between the Nile Basin countries in a way that achieves the interests of the Egyptian, Sudanese and Ethiopian peoples.