Sudanese Minister asserts importance of Egyptian, Sudanese roles in Africa, Arab world
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Sudanese Minister asserts importance of Egyptian, Sudanese roles in Africa, Arab world

Sudan: MENA

Sudanese Minister of Information, Communications and Information Technology Beshara Gomaa Aror stressed on Saturday 19/1/2019 the vital role played by Egypt and Sudan in serving Arab and African peace and security and overcoming nagging problems in the Muslim world.

This came during a media symposium held at the premises of the Consulate of Egypt in Khartoum.

Egypt's Ambassador to Sudan Hossam Issa, Egyptian Consul General to Sudan Ahmed Adly, Chairman and Editor in Chief of the Middle East News Agency (MENA) Ali Hassan and Head of the Center for African Studies at the International University of Africa Hassan Mekki attended the symposium along with a host of media personalities and public figures from Sudan.

Egypt and Sudan are not just bound by their political relations; Gomaa said referring to the deeply rooted historical ties between both countries.

A number of joint projects that serve the interests of both sides are in the offing, foremost among which is the electricity interconnection project awaiting inauguration this February, the Egyptian ambassador noted.

For his part, MENA Chief asserted the Egyptian leadership's commitment to boosting bilateral cooperation at all levels and in numerous fields.

There are many intertwined issues that necessitate working for strengthening the ties between both couturiers, Hassan said noting that security and stability in neighboring countries are an integral part of the Egyptian national security.

Hassan further stressed that both countries are keen on implementing their signed agreements and memorandums of understanding, especially those related to electricity and railway interconnection to facilitate transportation with a view of making Egypt the gateway for Sudanese exports to Asia and Europe, and Sudan the gateway of Egyptian exports to COMESA countries.