President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi receiving Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok in Cairo - Press photo President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi receiving Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok in Cairo - Press photo

Sisi, Sudanese PM agree on promoting joint cooperation

Wed, Sep. 18, 2019
CAIRO – 18 September 2019: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi assured that Egypt supports Sudan’s security and stability, and Sudanese people’s choices and will, during a Wednesday meeting with Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok in Cairo.

President Sisi further stressed the support for bilateral cooperation in a consistent framework of mutual respect and common interest.

He also expressed his appreciation to Sudan’s success in overcoming the current important stage of its history, and beginning the real work towards achieving Sudanese people’s aspirations in development.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi receiving Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok in Cairo - Press photo

“Egypt is careful that Sudan returns to its normal role on regional, Arab and African levels,” read the statement as quoting President Sisi who ensured continuous cooperation and coordination with Sudan in common interest issues, directing a speed implementation of joint development projects, including the electricity grid connection and a railway line of 600 km in length linking Egypt to Sudan to increase bilateral trade.

For his part, Hamdok underscored close relations between both countries’ peoples and governments, as he praised “mutual efforts to upgrade joint cooperation pushed by sincere Egyptian support, with the aim to maintain stability in Sudan amid the historic transition that the North African state is currently witnessing.”

Sudanese Prime Minister presented the latest developments of the political situation in Sudan, as well as the efforts in dealing with it. He hailed Egypt’s leading role in the region and the African continent, especially during its tenure as the chairman of the African Union, which recently seen a decision to life suspended membership of Sudan in the union, resulting in concerted efforts to support Sudan.

“Both leaders agreed on the continuation of mutual coordination and intensive consultation to promoting joint cooperation for the benefit of the two brotherly countries and peoples through the utilization of the opportunities and mechanisms available to promote integration between them at various levels” added the statement.

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok arrived in Cairo on Wednesday on his first visit to an Arab country since assuming post. He is to hold talks with Egyptian officials on ways of boosting bilateral relations and the latest developments in Sudan in light of challenges besetting the transitional government.

The visit comes ten days after Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry’s visit to Sudan, and meeting with his Sudanese counterpart Asmaa Mohamed Abdalla and Hamadok, during which both sides asserted the special and long-lasting relations between Sudan and Egypt.
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