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Sunday, 28 January 2018

Egypt, Sudan agree to “overcome misunderstandings”

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir met yesterday in Addis Ababa, during which they held “transparent” talks on bilateral and regional issues, Ittihadiya said in a statement. El Sisi reaffirmed Egypt’s commitment to consulting with Sudan on several issues, particularly regional developments that affect both countries.

Hours earlier, the two countries’ foreign ministers agreed to “overcome any misunderstandings,” Sameh Shoukry said in a statement after meeting with Ibrahim Ghandour (runtime: 4:43). The two downplayed tensions over the past few months as a “natural” feature of “brotherly relations” and laid the blame for the discord at the feet of both countries’ media, which they said should not spread “misinformation.” The change in tone between Khartoum and Cairo comes a week after Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir instructed his ambassador to Cairo to resolve the “pending issues” with Egypt, after he had been recalled earlier this month for consultations.

Shoukry also discussed Egypt’s stance on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam with Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed, according to a statement. The minister also discussed furthering political and economic ties with his counterparts from Zimbabwe, Zambia, Angola, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, and Djibouti.

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