Wed, 09 Sep 2020 - 09:40 GMT
Egypt sends more relief planes to Sudan, S.Sudan over deadly floods - Military spokesman's Facebook page
CAIRO – 9 September 2020: Egypt has continued to intensify the airlift scheduled to transport urgent humanitarian aid to Sudan and South Sudan, the military spokesman said, amid deadly floods that hit the country leaving dozens of people dead and tens of thousands of houses damaged.
Two Egyptian military planes took off, carrying shipments of humanitarian aid to Sudan’s Khartoum, while a military plane headed to South Sudan’s capital of Juba, the spokesman added.
Egyptian Health Minister Hala Zayed arrived in Khartoum Tuesday, upon directives from President Abdel Fattah El Sisi leading a high-profile medical delegation to offer medical assistance and help Sudanese to combat the torrential floods which hit the country recently.
The delegation groups 20 physicians of various specialties in addition to a nursing staff, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said, adding that Sudanese Health Minister Osama Abdel Rahim will receive the Egyptian delegation at Khartoum Airport.
Amal Al Fateh, a Senior official of the Sudanese Health Ministry expressed her happiness as a result of Zayed visit, saying that it reflects the two countries deep and historical relations.
She added in her speech that the talks will shed light on the possible cooperation between the two countries to confront the effects of the current torrents and floods, explaining that the Egyptian air bridge to transport aid to Sudan to cope with torrents and floods is an extension of the previous bridge in light of the Corona pandemic.
The Sudanese delegation thanked President Sisi for his decision to send relief assistance to Sudan.