Sudan, Egypt agree to move to Stop Israeli attacks against Gaza Strip
Sudan and Egypt have agreed to support the Palestinian position and move to stop Israeli attacks against Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. The two countries also agreed on the delicate stage that the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam file is going through, and discussed other issues.
Sudan and Egypt declared their stand with the Palestinian people in the face of the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, and expressed their concern about the continuing attacks.
The Chairman of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, met at his residence at the Scribe Hotel in the French capital Paris, with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who is participating in the Paris Conference to support the democratic transition in Sudan.
The two sides discussed the Renaissance Dam issue, bilateral relations and some other international and regional issues of common concern.
Support for Palestinians
Al-Burhan expressed his happiness with the participation of President El-Sisi in the work of the Paris conference, and stressed that the Sudanese-Egyptian relations are characterized by the specificity and unity of a common destiny.
He noted Egypt’s stances in support of Sudan in all fields.
The two presidents expressed their concern about the continuation of the Israeli attacks on Gaza Strip, and affirmed that their countries stand with the Palestinian people in facing these attacks.
The two sides affirmed their readiness to support the Palestinian position and move to stop Israeli attacks against the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, following in line with the Arab position on the Palestinian issue.
The situation in occupied Jerusalem has escalated in lieu of the Israeli authorities displacing a number of Palestinians from their homes.
Thousands of Palestinians have been peacefully protesting in Jerusalem for several days; a matter that was met by the Israeli authorities with excessive violence.
Meanwhile, Palestinian armed factions announced launching they were launching rockets towards Israel, causing Israel to respond with violent air strikes that left dozens dead and wounded.
The Al-Burhan—El-Sisi meeting also touched on the Chadian file, and they affirmed providing everything that would preserve security and stability in the region through Chadian dialogue.
With regard to bilateral relations, Al-Burhan affirmed Sudan’s keenness to activate joint projects between Egypt and Sudan and to enhance the prospects for cooperation between them at various levels, especially at the political, economic, security and military levels.
For his part, President El-Sisi expressed his appreciation to the head of the Sovereignty Council.
The Egyptian president stressed the bonds of brotherhood, affection, and common history between the two peoples, and praised the remarkable development witnessed by the bilateral relations.
El-Sisi stressed the continuation of Egyptian cooperation with the government and people of Sudan in all fields, and his country’s interest in upgrading bilateral relations in a way that enhances the strategic partnership.
He affirmed Egypt’s support for all efforts to promote peace, stability and development in Sudan during this pivotal stage.
He also noted Sudan’s security and stability is an integral part of Egypt’s security and stability.
The meeting dealt with ways to strengthen bilateral relations between Khartoum and Cairo, in addition to discussing a number of regional and international issues of common interest.
The two sides also discussed developments in the Horn of Africa and East Africa, and converged views on ways to deal with these files, in order to ensure the enhancement of African capabilities in facing the challenges facing the continent.
The meeting also exchanged views on the developments of the Renaissance Dam file, where both parties agreed on the current delicate stage that the Renaissance Dam file is going through.
Al-Burhan and his delegation arrived in Paris on Sunday afternoon to attend the Paris Conference in Support of Democratic Transition in Sudan, to be held on Monday morning.