Egypt reaffirms support for Sudan amid crisis, Al-Burhan visits Cairo

Shaimaa Raafat
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Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met with the Chairman of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah Al Burhan on Tuesday in the New City of El Alamein, where they discussed the situation in Sudan and the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Al-Sisi expressed Egypt’s firm stance to stand by Sudan and support its security, stability, unity and territorial integrity, especially during the current delicate circumstances it is going through. He said that Egypt is proud of the historic ties and deep bilateral relations that link it to Sudan at the official and popular levels.

Al-Burhan thanked Egypt for its sincere support for maintaining the safety and stability of Sudan, in light of the historical juncture it is going through. He praised Egypt’s role in the region and the African continent, and its hosting of the Sudanese citizens. He also welcomed the initiative of the neighboring countries of Sudan, whose first summit was held recently in Egypt.

The meeting reviewed the developments in Sudan, and consulted on efforts to resolve the crisis peacefully, in a way that preserves the sovereignty, unity and cohesion of the Sudanese state, and safeguards the interests and aspirations of the Sudanese people.

The meeting also discussed ways of cooperation and coordination to support the Sudanese people, especially through humanitarian aid and relief.

A draft contract for a construction and demolition waste recycling centre project in Sudan, which is expected to be signed during the environmental and climate investment conference in Egypt next month, was also presented as a pioneering model.

In a televised speech, Al-Burhan saluted Al-Sisi, the Egyptian government, and the Egyptian people for hosting the Sudanese people. He said that Sudan is facing a devastating war carried out by rebel groups that have committed war crimes in Khartoum, El Geneina, Nyala, and other parts of Sudan. He said that the Sudanese armed forces do not seek to continue to rule Sudan, but to pursue a democratic transition. He added that he does not agree with any party that betrayed the Sudanese people.

Al-Burhan’s visit to Egypt is his first visit outside the country since the start of the war between his forces and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) more than four months ago. On Monday, he visited military bases near the capital and Port Sudan, where he addressed his soldiers.

Last July, Egypt hosted a summit of Sudan’s neighbouring countries that concluded its work by agreeing to set up a ministerial mechanism, with the participation of neighboring countries in coordination with other regional and international tracks to resolve the crisis.

The mechanism will present the results of its meetings and its recommendations to the next summit of Sudan’s neighboring countries, according to the statement, which did not specify the date.

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