El Sisi, Al Bashir to meet in Sudan this week
El Sisi, Al Bashir to meet in Sudan this week: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi is visiting Khartoum this Thursday to meet with Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir, Sudan’s ambassador to Cairo Abdel Mahmoud Abdel Halim said, according to Sudan Tribune. The two countries are expected to sign a number of agreements in fields including trade, agriculture, oil and gas, and health and education, Abdel Halim said. El Sisi will also attend a meeting of the Egyptian-Sudanese Higher Committee.
In other news from our southern neighbors, Egypt’s new ambassador to Ethiopia presented his credentials to Ethiopian Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu on Friday, according to Youm7. Osama Abdel Khalek’s appointment comes as relations between the two countries begin to mend after months of strain caused by the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).