Egypt's foreign minister in South Sudan to boost relations

Remigio Civitarese
Marzo 13, 2018

Mr Deng made the remarks while meeting the Egyptian Foreign minister, Mr Sameh Shoukry, in Juba on Monday.

The South Sudan Minister in Office of President, Mr Mayiik Ayii Deng, said stability was crucial, particularly for his country whose development was lagging behind due to war. "Egypt took the initiative in the 1970s to take, in their thousands, South Sudanese students to study at various universities", he said.

Egypt, according to the minister for the presidency, is now hosts over 50,000 South Sudanese who are afforded all freedoms like citizens of Egypt.

Sudan will sign a "roadmap" with Russian Federation to build nuclear power stations during a visit to Moscow by Khartoum's electricity minister, state news agency SUNA said on Monday.

Shoukry affirmed Egypt's support for the role of South Sudan government in achieving peace and stability through the national dialogue steering committee, after its leaders recently participated in a training course in Cairo, in addition to dispatching an Egyptian expert to provide the committee with technical support in Juba.

"It was Egypt that led the African bloc in the Security Council [of the United Nations] to defeat the draft resolution meant to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan", Deng told reporters on Monday. Previous attempts at passing the embargo have failed.

South Sudan and Egypt have agreed to bolster diplomatic ties for mutual stability and development. During his one-day visit to the capital of Juba, the Egyptian foreign minister also inaugurated the first kidney dialysis center, which was established by and will be operated by Egypt.

Mousa who left Khartoum on Monday.

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