Sudanese Sovereign Council 1st deputy meets Sisi in Cairo

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Sun, 15 Mar 2020 - 11:09 GMT

Lieutenant General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, Deputy Head of the Sudan Transitional Military Council, attends the signing ceremony of the agreement on peace and ceasefire in Juba, South Sudan October 21, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS)

Lieutenant General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, Deputy Head of the Sudan Transitional Military Council, attends the signing ceremony of the agreement on peace and ceasefire in Juba, South Sudan October 21, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS)

CAIRO - 15 March 2020: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received on Sunday First Deputy Chairman of the Sudanaese Sovereign Council Lieutenant General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo in Itihadiyah presidential palace.

Daglo arrived in Cairo on Saturday in a two-day state visit upon an invitation by President Sisi.

The head of the sovereignty council of Sudan, General Abdel Fatah al Burhan, and his deputy Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, separately met on March 9 the Egyptian chief of General Intelligence, Abbas Kamel, Sudan state media reported.

Accompanied by a high-profile security delegation, Abbas arrived Monday in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum to convey a message of solidarity from the Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al Sisi following a foiled attempt on prime minister Abdalla Hamdok’s life.

The officials discussed regional and international topics of common interest, plans to boost cooperation in different fields.

According to Egyptian state media, Sisi's message expressed solidarity and support for the Sudanese state following the terrorist life attempt on the government's premier.

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Ahmed Hafez, expressed his disappointment on March 8 over the Sudanese Foreign Ministry’s statement that voiced reservations regarding a draft resolution issued by the Arab Council for Foreign Ministers on Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam.

Hafez pointed out in a press statement that Egypt was keen to inform the Sudanese representative at the Arab League about the draft resolution since March 1st, adding that Sudan had confirmed then receiving the draft resolution, however, did not share any comments with the Egyptian authorities.

Hafez added that the Egyptian delegation removed Sudan from the draft resolution as per the Sudanese authorities’ desire. The spokesperson said that the amendments suggested later by Sudan seek to weaken the draft resolution.

Hafez said that the Arab Council for Foreign Ministers’ meeting only supported the Egyptian water rights in accordance with the International law principles and called for signing the already-brokered agreement in US Washington.

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