President Sisi meets with Sudanese Defense Minister Awad Mohamed bin Auf in Cairo – Press Photo by the presidency's spokesperson's office
CAIRO - 21 August 2017: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met with Sudanese Defense Minister Awad Mohamed bin Auf in Cairo on Monday in order to discuss mechanisms for improving military and security cooperation. The pair reached an agreement to hold a meeting for the dual military committee.
The meeting between Sisi and bin Auf was attended by the Egyptian Minister of Defense Sedky Sobhi, and the Sudanese Ambassador Abdel Mahmoud Abdel Halim.
The Sudanese Minister stressed on the necessity of further coordination between the leadership of both armies to go over any obstacles that may disrupt Egyptian-Sudanese relations.
Bin Auf transferred the greetings of the Sudanese President Omar El Bashir, emphasizing his state's eagerness to strengthen relations with Egypt, appraising its pivotal role in the region and its efforts to maintain stability and cooperation among Arab nations.
Bin Auf added that the security of both countries is intertwined, and that reciprocal coordination and consultation between Egypt and Sudan regarding different matters must continue in order for them to face mutual challenges.
President Sisi asked bin Auf to deliver his greetings to President Bashir emphasizing the depth of the relations between both countries due to historical ties.
Sisi highlighted that Egypt's foreign policies are based on values and principles such as respecting neighboring countries, not conspiring against or intervening in the internal affairs of other states, and cooperating to establish peace, growth, and development.
Sisi also added that the current period of time requires more coordination and intensive consultation between both states, inhibiting any problems from influencing their strong and distinguished relations.