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Sunday, 27 May 2018

Sudanese-Egyptian Summit Discusses Strengthening of Bilateral Relations

Khartoum - (Zuleikha - Al-Sammani ) President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al Bashir stressed that there is strong political will for cooperation to resolve any

problematic issues between Sudan and Egypt.
Addressing the joint press conference with the Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi at the end of his visit to Egypt, Al Bashir said that all bilateral meetings in Khartoum or Cairo were positive and the relations between the two countries are historical and linked by common destiny, common future, culture and religion, adding that the two peoples in both countries will benefit from the joint cooperation.
Al Bashir said that he discussed with his Egyptian counterpart Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi, electrical, river, sea and rail links, pointing out that they have no choice but to cooperate and work with each other.
"We will focus on holding summits in Khartoum and Cairo, and it will be an opportunity to review the mechanisms and what has been done to strengthen them, and to remove the obstacles that face joint cooperation” , Al Bashir said, adding , “Egypt is going through an election period and it is always an opportunity for destabilization and insecurity, we pray to preserve the security and stability of Egypt, the timing of the visit came to support the stability of Egypt and support of President Al-Sisi, we are one country and one people, linking by history, geography, culture and religion”.
Al Bashir thanked President Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi and the Egyptian people for their warm hospitality since his arrival in Egypt.
For his part, President Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi said that the Nile River represents the life line of the Nile Valley peoples, noting that Egypt has confirmed its intention to work with Sudan and the brothers in Ethiopia to reach a partnership in the River Nile that benefits everyone without harming any party, with the continuation of work to implement  the outcomes of the  tripartite summit on GERD, adding that it was agreed to start preparing for the joint committee to be held under the chairmanship of the presidents of the two countries during the current year in Khartoum.
Al-Sisi stressed the importance of cooperation and consultation between Egypt and Sudan, and coordination in various fields and issues of interest to both countries, and activating the various mechanisms between the two countries, including the Committee on Trade Promotion, Supreme Nile Water Authority, Military Committee and Border Crossings Committee, indicating that there are other committees working on addressing  difficulties and challenges and to support the strong relations  between the two countries , adding that they agreed on the periodicity of holding these mechanisms on a regular basis in a manner that ensures the enhancement of the interests of the two countries and solving any problems that may arise between them, pointing out to the intention of the two countries to enhancing the cooperation in the fields of energy, linking of electricity and land and maritime, besides infrastructure projects.
"This dignified visit comes to reflect the positive spirit between the two countries and the keenness to enhance consultation on issues of mutual concern," Al-Sisi said, adding, "we discussed common issues and bilateral coordination at the highest level, which reflects the great importance of the joint relations, we agreed for work, consultation, coordination on issues of mutual interest."
The President of the Republic was accompanied by the Minister of the Presidency, Dr. Fadul Abdullah Fadul, Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, NISS Chief, 1st Lt. Gen. Engineer Salah Abdullah, and State Minister, Director of the offices of the President, Hatim Hassan Bakhit.