Cairo dispatches 14-ton relief shipment to flood-hit Sudan



Tue, 18 Aug 2020 - 10:52 GMT


Tue, 18 Aug 2020 - 10:52 GMT

CAIRO - 18 August 2020: An aid shipment comprising 14 tons of medical and relief supplies arrived Tuesday in Sudan upon President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's directives, Health Minister Hala Zayed said.
The shipment, which includes various types of medicines, vitamins, antibiotics, sedatives and surgical equipment, was transported aboard a military aircraft in coordination with the Armed Forces, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said.
A similar shipment is due to arrive in Sudan within the next few days to help those affected by floods that struck several parts of Sudan recently, Megahed added

Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly had a fruitful visit Saturday to Sudan accompanied by a ministerial delegation.

The Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok along with other Sudanese officials received Madbouly upon his arrival in Khartoum International Airport.

The ensuing bilateral talks touched multiple strategic files of common interests such as transportation, trade, education, and the Ethiopian dam. The talks ended with several agreements to boost relations between the two brotherly nations, according to a statement.

Here is part of the official statement on the meetings:

“As part of the continuing communication and consultation between the governments of the Egyptian Arab Republic and Sudan Republic, and the common interest of the two brotherly countries, the Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly arrived Saturday August 15 in Khartoum in an official visit to Sudan, accompanied by a high-level delegation that includes ministers of Electricity, Irrigation and Water Resources, Health and Population, Trade and Industry, and senior officials in the aforementioned ministries.

Sudanese Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok, and other ministers received the Egyptian Prime Minister at Khartoum International Airport.

This important visit comes as a response to the visit made by Abdalla Hamdok to Egypt in September 2019, and to promote cooperation between the two brotherly countries.


MENA contributed in reporting



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