Today, Saturday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi held a series of meetings with Sudanese officials in the capital, Khartoum, where he was received by the head of the Sudanese Transitional Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.
Al-Sisi also met with the Vice President of the Sovereign Council, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, and is also scheduled to meet with the Sudanese Prime Minister, Abdullah Hamdok.
The head of the Sudanese Transitional Sovereignty Council received the Egyptian prime minister at the Republican Palace, where the official reception ceremony was held, and the national anthems were played.
The Spokesman for the Presidency of the Republic stated that Sisi and Al-Burhan held a single session of talks followed by an expanded session that included the two countries ’delegations, where he confirmed the proof of the distinction, specificity and unity of the Egyptian-Sudanese relations, and expressed his appreciation for Egypt’s stances in support of Sudan in all fields, to face the repercussions of the crises The different positions, as well as contributing to raising Sudan’s name from the list of states sponsoring terrorism, which are the Egyptian stances that are a reflection of the historical and strategic relations between the two countries, and which Sudan relies on the continuation of those positions in support of it in various regional and international forums.
On the level of bilateral relations, Al-Burhan affirmed, “Sudan’s aspiration and keenness to activate joint projects between Egypt and Sudan and to enhance the prospects for cooperation between them at various levels, especially at the political, economic, security and military levels.”
For his part, the Egyptian President expressed his appreciation to the President of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council for the warm reception and generous hospitality, stressing the bonds of brotherhood, affection and common history between the Egyptian and Sudanese peoples, and praising the great momentum recently witnessed in bilateral relations, which reflects a political will to elevate these relations to broader horizons. Especially in various strategic areas of common interest.
El-Sisi also affirmed Egypt’s continued support for the government and people of Sudan in all fields, and attention to upgrading bilateral relations in a way that enhances the strategic partnership based on mutual respect and joint cooperation for the benefit of the two brotherly countries, and in a way that makes Egyptian-Sudanese relations an example for comprehensive development partnership and economic integration.
El-Sisi also stressed Egypt’s support for all efforts to promote peace, stability and development in Sudan during that pivotal stage in its history, based on the firm conviction that the security and stability of Sudan is an integral part of Egypt’s security and stability, and that Egypt’s hand is always and ever extended for cooperation, goodness and construction for Sudan as an approach. Steady strategist.
The Spokesman stated that the talks touched on ways to strengthen bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries at all levels, as well as discussing a number of regional and international issues of common interest, especially developments in the Sudanese-Ethiopian border region and the recent Sudanese moves to extend state sovereignty over its eastern borders bordering Ethiopia, which It comes within the framework of Sudan’s respect for international agreements establishing borders and its constant endeavor to assert the state’s sovereignty peacefully and without resorting to violence.
The meeting also discussed various developments in the Horn of Africa and East Africa, and the meeting witnessed an exchange of views on the developments of the Renaissance Dam file, as it was agreed that the current delicate stage that the Renaissance Dam file is going through requires the highest levels of coordination between Egypt and Sudan as the two downstream countries that will be affected. Directly on this dam, with an emphasis on rejecting any unilateral measures aimed at imposing a de facto situation and monopolizing the resources of the Blue Nile, and then strengthening bilateral, regional and international efforts to reach a comprehensive and integrated agreement on the rules for filling and operating the Renaissance Dam that is legally binding and achieves the interests of the three countries, and limits the damages and impacts The Renaissance Dam on Egypt and Sudan, especially by supporting the Sudanese proposal to form an international quartet that includes the presidency of the African Union, the United States, the European Union and the United Nations to mediate in this file.