Egypt’s Al-Sisi to visit South Sudan on Saturday

Mohamed Samir
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi is scheduled to visit South Sudan on Saturday for bilateral talks with President Salva Kiir, according to South Sudan’s Presidential Office.

“President Kiir will welcome his Egyptian counterpart President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi upon arrival at Juba International Airport tomorrow [Saturday].”

According to the South Sudanese Presidency, “The two leaders expected to hold bilateral talks which will include State Lunch. They will discuss bilateral issues and exchange views on regional stability as well as deepening South Sudan’s and Egypt diplomatic ties.

President Kiir office invited South Sudanese general public to come to Juba International Airport for “the reception ceremony of the historic visit of His Excellency Abdel Fattah Al- Sisi.”

In August,  Egypt’s Chief of General Intelligence Services (GIS), Abbas Kamel, travelled to South Sudan at the head of an Egyptian delegation on a visit to meet President Kiir and several state officials.

During the visit, Egypt’s Minister of Health Hala Zayed met with her South Sudanese counterpart, Elizabeth Achuei, to discuss the development and strengthening of cooperation between the two countries in the medical field. Zayed pledged more medical support for South Sudan to combat Hepatitis C and B viruses, and COVID-19 pandemic, under the directives of President Al-Sisi.

Kamel and Zayed were accompanied by South Sudanese officials as they inaugurated the new Egyptian Medical Center in Juba. The centre’s opening was welcomed by both citizens and officials of South Sudan.

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Mohamed Samir Khedr is an economic and political journalist, analyst, and editor specializing in geopolitical conflicts in the Middle East, Africa, and the Eastern Mediterranean. For the past decade, he has covered Egypt's and the MENA region's financial, business, and geopolitical updates. Currently, he is the Executive Editor of the Daily News Egypt, where he leads a team of journalists in producing high-quality, in-depth reporting and analysis on the region's most pressing issues. His work has been featured in leading international publications. Samir is a highly respected expert on the Middle East and Africa, and his insights are regularly sought by policymakers, academics, and business leaders. He is a passionate advocate for independent journalism and a strong believer in the power of storytelling to inform and inspire. Twitter: LinkedIn: