Sameh Shoukry (R) and Ibrahim Ghandour (L) at a press conference in Cairo - Photo by Amr Mostafa
CAIRO - 3 June 2017: Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour has called on media in both Egypt and Sudan to be careful in their coverage of issues of mutual concerns between two countries, whose relations have strained in the past few days.
“I address the Egyptian media people and the Sudanese as well to be good soldiers because the media forms public opinion,” Ghandour said in his speech at a press conference with his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, in Cairo on Saturday.
Sudanese media reports have accused the Egyptian government of backing the Sudanese opposition fighting national troops in Darfur in western Sudan. Sudanese troops are fighting rebels in three conflict regions: Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan.
Following the media reports, the Sudanese government ratified a ban on agricultural and animal products exports from Egypt on Tuesday, Reuters reported.
In April, Egypt and Sudan
a media charter of honor after the two countries’ media outlets stirred controversy over Sudan's Meroë Pyramids.