Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met with Sudan’s Minister of Defense Awad Bin Owf this week, to discuss bilateral relations, according to a statement from the presidency spokesperson, Bassam Rady.
During the meeting, Al-Sisi stressed the importance of continuing military cooperation and exchanging experiences between the armed forces in the two countries, particularly in training, security, and intelligence cooperation, as well as the defense industry.
Egypt’s Minister of Defense Mohammed Zaki, and Chief of Egypt’s General Intelligence Abbas Kamel were present at the meeting.
According to Rady, Al-Sisi praised the distinguished relations between Cairo and Khartoum, and the deep ties between the people in the two countries. He also stressed the importance of sustaining coordination between the two countries in order to face the current security and regional challenges, and as a means of maintaining stability and security in the region and in Africa.
For his part, Bin Owf conveyed greetings from Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir to President Al-Sisi. He stressed the strength of the Egyptian-Sudanese relations. The Sudanese minister also expressed his country’s interest to boost relations with Egypt in all fields particularly at the security and military levels.
Furthermore, Bin Owf praised the outcome of Egypt’s Minister of Defense last visit to Sudan, which discussed coordination between both countries to control borders, prevent organized crime, counter terrorism, and illegal immigration.
The Sudanese Minister was in Egypt for a brief visit in order to participate in Egypt’s first international and regional defense exhibition, Egypt Defense Expo -EDEX.