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Egyptian-Sudanese Summit Set for Thursday

Egyptian-Sudanese Summit Set for Thursday

Sunday, 21 October, 2018 - 05:15
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. (Reuters)
Cairo - Sawsan Abou Hussein
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is scheduled to visit Sudan on Thursday to attend a meeting of the higher Egyptian-Sudanese committee, revealed Sudan’s Ambassador to Egypt Abdulmahmoud Abdulhalim.

He told Asharq Al-Awsat that a summit will be held between Sisi and his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir on Thursday.

It will be preceded by a meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday between ministers and senior officials.

The businessmen joint committee will hold a meeting on the sidelines of the summit, added the ambassador.

He described as significant Sisi’s visit to Khartoum, saying that he will hold “good news” for the peoples of both countries.

Moreover, Abdulhalim said that ties between the two neighbors have never been better and they are both keen on implementing strategic projects that will benefit them both.

A number of agreements will be signed next week and they will cover a number of files, such as food safety, healthcare, education and infrastructure, he added.

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