Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry with his Sudanese counterpart, Ibrahim Ghandour in Cairo on Feb. 8, 2018 - Press photo
CAIRO - 8 February 2018: A quartet meeting between the Egyptian and Sudanese ministers of Foreign Affairs and heads of intelligence bodies of both countries kicked off on Thursday, where they are set to discuss the bilateral relations that saw difference recently.
First, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will have a closed-door talks with his Sudanese counterpart, Ibrahim Ghandour, while chiefs of intelligence will hold a separate meeting followed by a quartet meeting between the four officials. Shoukry and Ghandour will announce the outcome of the talks in a press conference following the meeting.
The meetings will seek to strengthen the bilateral relations of both countries and to coordinate on some regional issues of mutual concern, according to statements of Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Ahmed Abu Zeid on Thursday.
It is held upon a call from President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi after a closed session he held with his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir this month on the sidelines of the 30th African Summit in Addis Ababa, the statement added.