Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi received on Wednesday Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok in Cairo, during the latter’s first visit to an Arab country since he took office, according to the Egyptian presidency’s spokesperson.
Hamdok also met with Egypt’s Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry; Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Mohamed Shaker; and Minister of Finance, Mohamed Moeit.
Al-Sisi stressed his support to Sudan in a manner that meets the aspirations of the Sudanese people and helps the country to go past this significant period.
Moreover, the president asserted his keenness to continue coordination with Sudan until the country restores its critical rule in the Middle East and Africa.
Al-Sisi and Hamdok also addressed bilateral cooperation in various fields and agreed on the speedy implementation of the projects of electricity interconnection and the railway project between both countries.
For his part, Hamdok praised the Egyptian efforts in maintaining the security and stability of Sudan, aspiring to benefit from the Egyptian expertise in development projects and economic reforms, according to the Egyptian presidency.
Hamdok, a prominent economist, was sworn into office last month as the head of a transitional government in Sudan, following months of negotiations between military and opposition leaders.
On the other hand, the French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, visited Egypt and met with Al-Sisi and Shoukry. They discussed regional and international issues of common interest including the situation in Libya, Yemen, Syria, and Sudan.
This meeting followed Le Drian’s visit to Sudan where he met with Hamadok, Sudan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Asma Abdallah, and head of the Transitional Military Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan.
Le Drian said that France will push for removing Sudan from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism. He also announced that his country provided €60m worth aid to the Sudanese authorities.