FILE- Lieutenant General Abdel Fatah al-Burhan - Sudanese TV Channel screenshot
CAIRO - 14 July 2019: Egypt is hosting the sixth meeting of the Egyptian-Sudanese Military Committee on July 14-18 under the chairmanship of the chiefs of staff of both countries' Armed Forces.
The meeting includes a set of important talks on military and security cooperation as well as coordinating stances in various fields. The get-together comes as part of the regular meetings held between the two countries. The latest joint session was held in Khartoum in August 2018.
In April 2019, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi phoned Head of Sudan's Transitional Military Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, to offer his support. Sisi affirmed "Egypt's full support for the security and stability of Sudan and its support for the will and choices of the Sudanese people," according to a statement issued by presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady.
In August 2018, following years of frosty relations between the two neighboring countries, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry asserted that Egyptian- Sudanese relations are “holy”, emphasizing their strength. In a press conference with his Sudanese counterpart Mohamed Ahmed, Shoukry asserted the importance of enhancing cooperation between the two countries.
In October 2018, Sisi paid his first visit to the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, where he met with former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
The two presidents discussed several issues regarding boosting bilateral relations between the two countries on all levels. Moreover, Bashir visited Cairo on March 19 where both leaders discussed the outstanding issues of mutual interest, based on the agreement reached at the recent Addis Ababa tripartite summit.
Many politicians asserted that the two parties agreed to lower the intensity of disputes. They asserted that the relations between the two countries are on the right track.