Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi received on Wednesday the President of the Sudanese Transitional Sovereignty Council, Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, stressing the importance of strengthening economic relations and increasing trade exchange.
Al-Sisi met with Al-Burhan at the presidential palace in which they held talks on issues of mutual concern followed by an expanded session that included the delegations of the two countries.
The two sides reviewed the overall bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries. They also agreed on maximising efforts to achieve agricultural integration, establish an electrical connection between the two countries, as well as deepening cooperation on the security and military levels in a way that contributes to achieving the interests of the two countries and the two brotherly peoples.
The Egyptian side asserted that Sudan is going through a delicate situation, explaining the need for joint action to tackle the current developments in the international arena as well as supporting Sudan to achieve political and economic stability.
Egypt also asserted that it would continue to send logistical and humanitarian aid to Sudan in addition to providing technical support to Sudanese cadres.
Meanwhile, the Sudanese side praised the mutual efforts to promote cooperation between the two countries and the sincere and relentless Egyptian support through various forums to preserve the safety and stability of Sudan.
The delegation stressed that Sudan also aims to make use of Egypt’s experience in economic reform.
Furthermore, the two sides discussed the latest developments regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and agreed on the need to continue intensive consultation and mutual coordination on the matter.
They also emphasised the importance of reaching a fair, equitable, and binding legal agreement on the filling and operation of the dam with the Ethiopian side to preserve the two countries’ share in the Nile’s waters, given that this is a matter of national security for both Egypt and Sudan.