4/1/2021–|Last updated: 5/1/202101:46 AM (Makkah)
On Monday, the Director of Egyptian Intelligence, Major General Abbas Kamel, met the President of the Sovereignty Council in Sudan, Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan, and his deputy, Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo Hamidati, separately, in the capital, Khartoum.
The two meetings took place in the presidential palace in Khartoum, to which Abbas Kamel arrived on Monday, on an unlimited-time visit.
A statement to the media of the Sovereignty Council said that Kamel and Al-Burhan discussed issues of common interest within the framework of the two countries’ efforts to develop relations between them and enhance joint cooperation. Al-Burhan praised Egypt’s role in supporting Sudan.
For his part, the Egyptian intelligence director, according to the same statement, expressed his country’s full readiness to assist Sudan to cross the transitional phase.
Meanwhile, the official Sudanese News Agency reported that Hemedti discussed with all means to support and strengthen relations between the two countries. She added, “The meeting discussed the overall bilateral relations and ways to support and develop them and promote common interests between the two countries.”
The agency indicated that the meeting took place in the presence of the Director of Sudanese Intelligence, Lieutenant-General Gamal Abdel-Majid, and the Egyptian Ambassador to Khartoum, Hossam Easa
The visit of the Egyptian Intelligence Director comes a day after the resumption of negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, with six-party meetings attended by the Ministers of Irrigation and Foreign Affairs from Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt, following an interruption since last November.
Sudan boycotted a direct tripartite meeting with Egypt and Ethiopia on the Renaissance Dam on Monday, which led to its cancellation, according to what Khartoum said was due to the lack of response to a request it made to hold bilateral meetings for each country separately with African Union experts and observers.
It is noteworthy that Kamel held talks last October in Khartoum, which dealt with developments in the negotiations of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam with Burhan and Hamdok.
On August 21, 2019, a transitional period began in Sudan that will last for 53 months, ending with elections, during which power will be shared by the army, the Forces of Freedom and Change Coalition, and the armed movements that recently signed a peace agreement in the capital of South Sudan, Juba.