Egypt on Sunday announced a short African tour by Foreign Minister Sameh Choukri on Monday, including the establishment of a mechanism for political consultation with the state of southern Sudan and interviews with the steering committee of the national dialogue there. The tour also includes Kenya.
Egypt’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Shukri’s African tour aims to “enhance bilateral cooperation with the two brotherly countries and consult on a number of regional issues of common concern.”
Shukri will meet with President Salva Kiir Mayardit in Juba, then sign a memorandum to establish a mechanism for political consultation between the two countries and meet with the steering committee of the national dialogue.
The visit includes the delivery of Shukri a shipment of logistical aid and the opening of a medical center in Juba.
According to the Foreign Ministry statement, Shukri will also head to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, where he will meet Kenyan President Ohoro Kenyatta, who will deliver an oral message from his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, including ways to enhance cooperation and improve relations between the two countries.
This follows Shukri’s consultations with the Kenyan Foreign and Defense Ministers, without further details.
Mrs. Maria Al-Ameen, Minister of Finance and Economy of North Kordofan State, stood on the arrival of the State’s share of sugar during her visit to the stores of the Kenana Sugar Company in the State accompanied by the Director General of the Ministry and the Director General of Commerce.
The dam implementation unit of the Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity has signed contracts for the construction of 13 dams in Darfur, Red Sea and Blue Nile states.
LONDON (Reuters) – Retired Major General Khalifa Hafer, who rules Libya’s east, is in a coma almost completely because of his health problems, the Middle East A website said on Sunday. He suffers from a handful of lung cancer that has been transmitted to his brain, according to a European diplomat.
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Wednesday postponed the third round of peace talks between the Government of Southern Sudan and the armed opposition indefinitely.