Middle East, Africa

Sudan president to visit Egypt Monday for talks

Egyptian-Sudanese relations have witnessed ups and downs in recent months

18.03.2018
Sudan president to visit Egypt Monday for talks Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (L), Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (R)

CAIRO

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will arrive in Cairo on Monday for an official visit to Egypt, according to the Egyptian Presidency.

Talks between President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and al-Bashir will tackle “brotherly relations in all fields between the two countries in all fields”, presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said in a statement on Sunday.

In late January, the two leaders agreed on the sidelines of an African Union summit in Ethiopia to form a “quadratic consultation mechanism” that involves both countries foreign ministries and intelligence services to resolve outstanding issues.

Egyptian-Sudanese relations have witnessed ups and downs in recent months over an Ethiopian Nile dam and a border dispute between the two countries.

Last week, Sudan invited the foreign and irrigation ministers as well as chief of intelligence of Egypt and Ethiopia to hold meetings over the dam on April 4, for two days.

Cairo fears that the dam would affect its annual water share of Nile River.

Reporting by Hussein Qabani:Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

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