Sisi, Kiir Stress Importance of Promoting Ties – FM

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir on Saturday stressed the importance of bolstering bilateral ties at all levels, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said.

Earlier in the day, the two presidents met at the presidential headquarters in Heliopolis, followed by a luncheon in honor of the visiting president.

At a press conference with South Sudanese Foreign Minister Barnaba Benjamin, Shoukry said that Egypt welcomes Kiir’s visit.

President Salva Kiir has invited president Sisi to visit South Sudan, Shoukry said, adding that he is looking forward to more joint cooperation.

For his part, Benjamin described the visit as productive and very successful, affirming that a number of agreements have been concluded during the visit.

Kiir expressed thanks to president Sisi for what Egypt provides to South Sudan, Benjamin noted.

MENA

Source : Egypt State Information Service