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Morsi to visit Sudan on Thursday

The Egyptian president will meet with his Sudanese counterpart and other government officials during his two-day visit


Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, right, met with his Sudanese counterpart Omar Al Bashir at the presidential palace in Cairo on September 2012.( AFP File Photo)
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, right, met with his Sudanese counterpart Omar Al Bashir at the presidential palace in Cairo on September 2012.
( AFP File Photo)

President Mohamed Morsi is scheduled to arrive to Khartoum on Thursday to meet with high level Sudanese officials.

The Egyptian president will meet with his Sudanese counterpart President Omar Al-Bashir as part of the two-day visit.

Presidential Spokesperson Ihab Fahmy said that Al-Bashir and Morsi will speak on Thursday evening in a joint meeting between Egyptian and Sudanese businesspeople and then again on Friday, according to state-owned news agency MENA.

The visit is intended to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries, especially in the fields of trade and investment.

The Sudanese presidency’s spokesperson Emad Sayyed Ahmed called Morsi’s visit to Sudan “historic” and that it reflects longstanding relations between the two countries. In his press statement he mentioned that Morsi would also meet with leaders of different parties, including Al-Bashir’s National Congress Party (NCP).

During his speech at the 24th Session of the Arab Summit in Doha last week, Morsi said Egypt welcomed a number of agreements that had been signed between Sudan and South Sudan, looking forward to the implementation of those agreements.

He praised efforts to put an end to hostilities between Sudan and South Sudan, saying that both countries should seek consensual solutions to put an end to all conflicts.

Freedom and Justice Party Chairman Saad Al-Katatny led a delegation from his party to Sudan in mid-March in an effort to boost economic cooperation in various sectors of trade. The Egyptian delegation also met with members of the NCP. Al-Katatny also met Al-Bashir and other high level Khartoum government officials.

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