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Egypt remains committed to Sudan’s security and will continue to help mitigate its humanitarian crisis: Sisi

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday received the Chairman of the Transitional Sovereignty Council of Sudan, Abdel Fattah Burhan, at the Cairo International Airport.

The Spokesperson for the Egyptian Presidency, Counselor Ahmed Fahmy, stated that Sisi affirmed the uniqueness of the historical ties between Egypt and Sudan, and assured of his nation’s desire to strengthen joint cooperation between both countries.

The meeting reviewed developments in Sudan and efforts aimed at settling the current crisis in order to restore stability, preserve the sovereignty, unity and cohesion of the Sudanese state and its institutions, and achieve lasting security and stability.

Egypt is committed to preserving Sudan’s security, he said, and will provide continued support to achieve its political, security and economic stability.

It will also continue to support Sudan’s unity and resolve the existing conflict, as the national security of both countries is closely intertwined.

Sisi further stressed Egypt’s continued commitment to playing its role in alleviating the humanitarian strain the conflict has wrought on the Sudanese people.

The spokesperson added that the Chairman of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council affirmed his country’s great appreciation for Egypt’s support, which reflects the long-standing historical ties that unite the two countries – as showcased by Egypt’s role towards receiving Sudanese citizens and alleviating the impact of the crisis.

The meeting also discussed the latest developments in regional issues of common interest, including the situation in the Gaza Strip, where the need to stop the ceasefire and enforce humanitarian aid was emphasized.

They also agreed to continue intensive consultations and mutual coordination within the coming period.

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