Fri, 09 Dec 2022 - 11:57 GMT
Fri, 09 Dec 2022 - 11:57 GMT
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council of Sudan, General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, in the Saudi capital Riyadh
CAIRO – 9 December 2022: President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council of Sudan, General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Friday, said Egyptian Spokesman of the Presidency Bassam Rady in a statement.
President El-Sisi confirmed Egypt’s unwavering position in support of the security and stability of Sudan and its persistent commitment to supporting Sudan regionally and internationally, within the framework of the robust and eternal brotherly relations between Egypt and Sudan.
The President emphasized that Egypt seeks to strengthen and further advance bilateral relations across all fields, particularly at the security, military, economic and trade levels.
President El-Sisi reiterated Egypt’s full support for the Sovereignty Council’s efforts to achieve political stability and security in Sudan, given the firm bonds between the two countries’ national security and the historic bonds the two peoples of the Nile Valley share.
President El-Sisi affirmed Egypt’s support for the signing of the Sudan Political Framework Agreement, that was signed early this month, on December 5. He described it as a key and pivotal step toward establishing the principles pertinent to the governance structure in Sudan and supporting the Sundanese state to achieve the success of the political process, through a purely Sudanese consensus that ensures the stability and prosperity of Sudan.
General Al-Burhan expressed Sudan’s profound appreciation for Egypt at the official and popular levels, and valued the longstanding bonds the two countries and their peoples share. He commended mutual efforts exerted to foster closer joint cooperation and Egypt’s unlimited support within the various fora to maintain the security and stability of Sudan. The President of Sudan’s Transitional Sovereignty Council highlighted the broad prospects for promoting joint cooperation, stressing Sudan’s commitment to offering a supportive environment to boost relations across the various strategic development fields.
The meeting reviewed overall bilateral relations; the two sides were satisfied with the level of the ongoing coordination between their countries. The meeting also tackled the latest developments in regional issues of mutual concern, and there was an alignment in views with regard to the need to continue intensive consultations and mutual coordination in the coming period so as to serve the common interests of the two countries and their peoples.
President El-Sisi and General Al-Burhan also exchanged views on the latest developments in the Renaissance Dam dossier. They underscored their agreement on the utmost importance of the water issue to the Egyptian and Sudanese peoples as a national security issue. They reiterated the two countries’ adherence to reaching a legally-binding agreement on the filling and operation processes of the dam, that shall achieve the common interests of all parties.