Sisi to meet with Sudan’s Al Burhan
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi held talks with Sudan’s military leader, Abdel Fattah Al Burhan, in Cairo yesterday, according to an Ittihadiya statement. The two leaders agreed to deepen military and security ties, as well as coordinate their responses to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Al Burhan has been the de facto leader of Sudan since October.
UN Sudan envoy in town: Al Burhan’s appearance in Cairo coincided with the visit of the UN’s Sudan envoy, Volker Perthes, who met with Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry yesterday, according to a ministry statement. Perthes is spearheading efforts to end the political deadlock in the country, which he warned earlier this week is heading towards “economic and security collapse” unless a political settlement is found.
UK wraps up trade mission to Egypt: A delegation of UK businesses has wrapped up a three-day visit to Egypt, during which they discussed collaboration and investment with members of the Egyptian business community and several cabinet ministers. The visit was organized by the Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce and took place 27-30 March.
Egypt’s Foreign Ministry has denounced a shooting in the Israeli capital Tel Aviv that killed five people, stressing in a statement its “complete rejection of all forms of violence and terrorism.” The ministry warned that “mutual escalation will only lead to tensions and frustration.”