Egypt’s president is back from his 1st visit to Juba



Sat, 28 Nov 2020 - 08:58 GMT


Sat, 28 Nov 2020 - 08:58 GMT

FILE - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi - Reuters

FILE - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi - Reuters

CAIRO – 28 November 2020: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has arrived in Egypt back from Juba, concluding a one-day visit, during which he met with his South Sudanese counterpart.


Sisi's first visit to South Sudan aimed at discussing joint cooperation between both countries, and ways of strengthening bilateral relations, particularly on the economic and developmental levels, Egyptian presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said.


Sisi and President Salva Kiir discussed the developments of negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).


Both leaders shared the same viewpoint of the necessity for Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan to conclude a legal binding agreement on the operation and filling of GERD.


They also agreed on the importance of strengthening cooperation among Nile Basin countries in a way that achieves their mutual interests and does not harm any state.


Sisi also met with South Sudan's First Vice President Riek Machar. Egyptian head of the General Intelligence Service (GIS) Abbas Kamel attended the meeting.


The meeting reviewed the development of bilateral relations between Egypt and South Sudan, Radi said.


The leaders also exchanged opinions on the Egyptian efforts made to help implement the entitlements of the peace treaty terms in South Sudan, to achieve stability and prosperity for its people.



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