Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry held talks on Wednesday in Cairo with his Sudanese counterpart Foreign Minister Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed about the ways to boost bilateral relations between the two countries, as well as the latest development concerning South Sudan, the Egyptian foreign ministry announced.
According to the Egyptian foreign ministry, the two ministers held talks where they signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation between the diplomatic training and decision making center at the Sudanese foreign ministry and the diplomatic studies center at the Egyptian foreign ministry.
The two ministers also agreed to organize a training session for Sudanese diplomats in Cairo.
Shoukry and Ahmed also discussed the latest developments concerning the situation in South Sudan, where the Egyptian foreign minister praised the efforts of Sudan to achieve peace in the civil-war torn country.
Earlier this month, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and his rival rebel leader Riek Machar signed an agreement to cease fire and to share rule in Khartoum after the brokerage of the Sudanese government.
Shoukry also praised the Sudanese efforts to achieve stability in all areas in Sudan including Darfur, South Kordofan and the Blue Nile, calling on all parties in Sudan to respond positively to the Sudanese government’s initiatives for dialogue and reconciliations.
The two officials also discussed the Red Sea’s security issue and how it was important for its countries to share consultations as well as the latest developments in the Horn of African region.
Minister Shoukry also shared with his counterpart the results of his recent visit to Addis Ababa on 24 August with Egypt’s intelligence chief Abbas Kamel where they discussed the latest developments in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam.
The talks between Shoukry and Ahmed were held on the sidelines of the joint ministerial committee responsible for preparing for the Egyptian-Sudanese summit in October.