In a meeting held in Khartoum on Thursday evening, Sudanese and Egyptian, leaders agreed to enhance joint cooperation and build strategic relations in all fields, stressing the importance of overcoming differences.
Sudan and Egypt which were close allies now have several pending issues, including the Ethiopian Renaissance dam and the border dispute over Halayeb triangle, which has been under Egyptian control since 1995.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said in a joint press conference with his counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi that ministers in the two governments would set a clear strategy at specific times and that the leadership of the two countries would work to remove any obstacles. "We want this relationship to be strategic in all areas of economic, commercial, cultural, security and military, as well as projects linking the roads between the two countries," he added. Al-Bashir further announced the signing of an agreement to connect the electrical network and studies to link the railways’ networks between Sudan and Egypt, with an agreement to remove all obstacles to the movement of individuals, goods and materials and others. He pointed out that the visit of his Egyptian counterpart to Sudan, "comes within the framework of continuous communication initiated by President Sisi since he took office and his keenness to consolidate relations between the two countries."