FILE - Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi (L) meets with Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir (R) in Addis Ababa on January 27, 2018- press photo
CAIRO – 9 May 2018: Egyptian – Sudanese common committee concluded on Tuesday their discussions regarding the land border ports to facilitate goods exchange between both States.
The meeting was held at the Diplomatic club in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum. Egyptian delegation was headed by Fathi Abdul Azim,head of the Arabian African cooperation sector in the Egyptian Ministry of investment, Sudanese delegation was headed by Undersecretary of State Abdul Ghani Na’em.
Abdul Azim told Egypt Today that both parties decided to organize a conference where Egyptian and Sudanese businessmen will be invited to check “Kostol” land border port in Egypt, a step to build more investment partnerships boosting economic cooperation between Egypt and Sudan.
The discussion with the Sudanese officials ended with success, we managed to broker agreements to enhance the goods fleet between both countries through land border ports such as Kostol, added Abul Azim.
“Egyptian and Sudanese passengers are exempt from all customs fees, except in certain cases based on both countries’ laws and regulations,” continued Abdul Azim.
The meeting tracked all the obstacles facing the cargo trucks transferring between both countries, added Abdul Azim.
Egyptian state executed multiple projects to improve the services at the land border ports in coordination with the Sudanese officials. The projects included paving roads, setting several services facilities at the road to secure continuation of traffic.
Egyptian – Sudanese relations had witnessed a deterioration caused by disputes over the ownership of Halayib triangle border area. Sudan has recalled its ambassador to Egypt for consultations on January 4 before his return on March 5.