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Egypt Supports S. Sudan’s Stability, Looks Forward to Broader Presence in Tanzania

Egypt Supports S. Sudan’s Stability, Looks Forward to Broader Presence in Tanzania

Thursday, 14 March, 2019 - 11:00
President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi (Egyptian Presidency/AP)
Cairo - Mohammed Abdo Hasanein
President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi asserted Egypt's keenness on supporting efforts to restore peace and stability in South Sudan as soon as possible, saying Cairo will work in this respect through supporting the South Sudan peace agreement bilaterally or through its chairmanship of the African Union.

Sisi was speaking during his meeting with a delegation of the National Pre-Transitional Committee (NPTC) chaired by security adviser of South Sudan’s President Tut Kew Gatluak, according to Egyptian presidential spokesman Bassam Radi.

The Committee is tasked with the oversight and coordination of the implementation of the activities of the pre-transitional period in South Sudan.

Egypt will also coordinate with the concerned regional and international parties to discuss the efforts to support the implementation of the peace agreement and highlight efforts of South Sudan factions in terms of implementing the agreement within the set timetable, Radi quoted the president as saying.

The chair of the delegation conveyed a message to Sisi appreciating Egypt’s role in supporting the peace and stability in the country, wishing that Cairo continues to play its active role regionally and internationally to help the people of South Sudan reach their objectives.

Similarly, Sisi held talks with Tanzania’s Minister for Defense and National Service Hussein Mwinyi, Radi said, adding that the Egyptian President asserted Cairo’s willingness to enhance the relations between the two countries in various fields.

The President visited Tanzania in August 2017, during which companies from the two states signed a contract to build the Stiegler’s Gorge dam in the Selous Game Reserve.

In addition, Sisi asserted Egypt’s support for development efforts in Tanzania and welcomed the military cooperation between the two countries in light of the recent meeting of the military cooperation committee in Cairo, chaired by defense ministers from both sides.

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