Sudan’s army chief-of-staff in Cairo to enhance military cooperation

Taha Sakr
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Egypt’s army chief-of-staff, Mohamed Farid Hegazy, held a meeting on Wednesday with his Sudanese counterpart, Hashim Abdel-Mutallab Ahmed Babikir, and his accompanying delegation which arrived to Egypt on an official visit.

According to a statement released from the army’s spokesperson through his official Facebook page, the meeting was part of the activities of the six Egyptian-Sudanese committee that is taking place in Cairo.

They discussed bilateral military relations and common trainings, in addition to exchanging experiences between the two countries’ armed forces, besides keeping common work and efforts to secure borders, counter terrorism, and suspend smuggling.

Sudan’s army chief-of-staff stressed the importance of the historical relations between his country and Egypt, praising Egypt’s efforts in supporting security, stability, and development in all African countries.

Since June 8, the Transitional Military Council (TMC) is the current military junta governing Sudan. The council was established on April 11, 2019, after the Sudanese coup d’état, and is formally headed by Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, inspector of the armed forces, after Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf resigned as leader one day following the coup.

Recently, the revolutionary fraction of the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) said that a high-ranking Egyptian delegation paid a visit to the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, where they met with representatives of the SPA and conveyed President Abdel-Fattah Al Sisi’s congratulations to them.

They noted that Al-Sisi expressed his congratulations to Sudanese revolutionists on getting rid of the previous political regime and confirmed Egypt’s support to the will of the Sudanese people.

The SPA explained in a statement through their official Facebook page on Tuesday that the Egyptian high-ranking delegation was present at the association’s headquarter in Khartoum and discussed the historical relations between the two countries.

“The SPA met on Tuesday afternoon with a high-ranking Egyptian delegation, and the delegation transferred Al-Sisi’s congratulations on the victory of the Sudanese people’s will in their glorious revolution that led to the removal of El-Bashir’s regime” the statement read.

It added that the meeting discussed the necessity to execute the Sudanese people’s demands to rapidly reach a civil authority in power in order to achieve the fair and comprehensive peace in Sudan.

The association did not disclose any information on the identities of the members of the Egyptian delegation that arrived to Sudan.

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