Two military planes carrying large amounts of food and children's milk departed from Egypt to Sudan - Egyptian Army
CAIRO - 14 August 2020: Two military planes carrying large amounts of food and children's milk departed from Egypt to Sudan, as per orders by Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, Army's Spokesman Tamer Al Refae said.
This comes after torrential rains hit Sudan, killing 20 people and injuring 13 others, in various parts of the country, the Sudanese Civil Defense announced on Sunday. Also, 3,945 houses have been destroyed.
"This aid comes to confirm Egypt's leading role towards its African brothers and to establish cooperation relations and historic relations that connect Egypt with the Dark Continent's states," Refae said.
The Sudanese side, for its part, thanked Egypt for its continuous support to world countries in the times of disasters and crises, the spokesman added.
Egyptian-Sudanese relations have become even stronger amid dispute with Ethiopia over the Renaissance Dam, which Egypt and Sudan believes should be filled only after the three states reach an agreement that would preserve their rights.
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The Egyptian government earlier this year sent medical supplies to the Sudanese capital of Khartoum to aid the Sudanese people amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Sudanese government spokesperson Faisal Mohamed Saleh praised the Egyptian government’s gesture after receiving thousands of personal protective equipment for the medical staff and sterilizers to limit the spread of the novel virus.
The member of Sudan’s Transitional Sovereign Council and Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Health Emergencies, Siddig Tawer, said that the gesture asserts the strength and deepness of relations between Egypt and Sudan.
The medical shipment arrived in Khartoum International Airport, carried by four Egyptian army planes.
Tawer described the step as a “noble” gesture from the Egyptian people that confirms the Egyptian continual support for Sudan during tough times.
The Egyptian ambassador to Sudan, Hossam Issa, said that the aid included masks, sterilizers, ventilators, and other items used to limit the spread of the infectious virus.
CAIRO - 14 August 2020: Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli would pay an official visit to Sudan on Saturday, reported the Sudan News Agency (SUNA) on Thursday. Madbouli would chair a delegation to discuss cooperation in all fields of electrical interconnection, roads, railway connectivity, higher education, trade and industry.