Egypt’s Chief of General Intelligence Services (GIS), Abbas Kamel, travelled to South Sudan at the head of an Egyptian delegation, on Wednesday, on a visit to meet President Salva Kiir and several state officials.
Kamel passed on a message to Kiir from Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, stressing the strength and durability of Egyptian-South Sudanese relations.
During the visit, Egypt’s Minister of Health Hala Zayed met with her South Sudanese counterpart, Elizabeth Achuei, to discuss the development and strengthening of cooperation between the two countries in the medical field. Zayed pledged more medical support for South Sudan to combat Hepatitis C and B viruses, and COVID-19 pandemic, under the directives of President Al-Sisi.
Kamel and Zayed were accompanied by South Sudanese officials as they inaugurated the new Egyptian Medical Center in Juba. The centre’s opening was welcomed by both citizens and officials of South Sudan.
Egyptian, South Sudanese ministers of health inspect several medical centres in South Sudan, including Egyptian Kidney and Dialysis Center, and Juba Teaching Hospital (JTH).