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Al-Sisi reiterates Egypt’s commitment to support South Sudan

Thursday 17/January/2019 - 02:21 PM
Sada El Balad
Hassnein Tayea
President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Thursday that there is a strong consensus between Egypt and South Sudan on common issues، confirming his state’s commitment to provide all forms of political and technical support for peace in South Sudan.

In a press conference، Al-Sisi also called on the international community to support South Sudan، adding that Egypt cherishes Salva Kiir’s visit.

Egypt’s President، Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi received earlier today his South Sudanese counterpart، Salva Kiir، at al-Ittihadiya presidential palace.


Presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady said that the duo also discussed bilateral relations in various fields and a number of issues of common concern.

Rady added that the meeting between Sisi and Salva Kiir is a confirmation of Egypt’s keenness to establish peace in South Sudan.

Salva Kiir’s visit to Cairo is aimed at developing relations between the two African countries and to inform the Egyptian president on the process of the peace agreement signed recently between the conflicting parties in South Sudan، according to a statement issued on Wednesday by Salva Kiir’s spokesperson.

He added that Kiir will hold a meeting with Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit.

The spokesperson added that the delegation accompanying Kiir included the South Sudanese defense minister، the director of Kiir’s office، and other senior officials from South Sudan.

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