Egyptian ambassador to Sudan meets ruler of Darfur Region



Tue, 26 Jul 2022 - 06:56 GMT


Tue, 26 Jul 2022 - 06:56 GMT

Egyptian Ambassador to Sudan Hossam Eissa and Ruler of Darfur Region Minni Arko Minawi in July 2022. Press Photo

Egyptian Ambassador to Sudan Hossam Eissa and Ruler of Darfur Region Minni Arko Minawi in July 2022. Press Photo

CAIRO – 26 July 2022: The Egyptian Embassy in Sudan announced Tuesday that Ambassador Hossam Eissa had met Ruler of Darfur Region Minni Arko Minawi.


Eissa and Minawi discussed the latest developments on the Sudanese scene, the efforts deployed to crystallize congruence aimed at achieving political and economic stability in the country, and endeavors of maintaining pacification in Darfur Region.


On that front, the region's ruler commended the role assumed by Egypt and the support it provides.  


Ambassador Eissa met in April with Member of the Sudan Transitional Sovereign Council Abou al-Qassem Bartam to hold talks on bilateral cooperation, particularly ways to push forward trade and economic relations.


The meeting tackled the joint trade committee, which will convene soon in Cairo, and under-progress developmental projects having a strategic aspect.


On his side, Bartam valued Egypt's support to Sudan in various sectors and on all levels, lauding collaboration plans for the coming period, and pledging to eliminate any obstructions that may face such partnership.


Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi urged relevant authorities on April 13 to continue coordination with Sudanese authorities in an effort to improve river transportation between the two countries, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi said.


Sisi’s remarks were made as he held a meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Minister of Transport Kamel El-Wazir. The meeting discussed the executive position of the projects carried out by the transport ministry, especially those related to river navigation.


During the meeting, Sisi was briefed on river linking plans between Egypt and Sudan by utilizing the navigational line between the ports of the High Dam and Wadi Halfa, which extends to around 500 kilometers and is suitable for river navigation throughout the year.


Sisi affirmed the importance of maximizing the trade exchange between the two countries through the development of the Nile Valley Authority for River Navigation and raising the efficiency of the loading and unloading berths along the navigational line.



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