Egypt ready to provide technical support for South Sudan

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. /VCG

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi expressed on Wednesday Egypt’s readiness to provide technical support for South Sudan in various sectors, the president’s office said in a statement.

Sisi’s remarks came during his meeting with visiting South Sudanese Vice President James Wani Igga who arrived on Monday in Cairo as the head of a delegation for the first round of the Joint Higher Committee meetings between the two countries.

“Egypt seeks to push the development process in South Sudan in sectors of agricultural production, irrigation, health and education, and to launch an economic integrated process in several fields including investment, trade exchange, substructure and oil,” the statement said.

Sisi said he valued strong relations with South Sudan, voicing interest in improving them to the strategic level as a model of developmental partnership among the Nile Basin countries, according to the statement.

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