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Egypt, Sudan discuss ways to strengthen bilateral relations

Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir meets Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo, Egypt on 19 March 2018 [Egyptian Presidency/Anadolu Agency]

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has discussed with Sudanese Foreign Minister Dardari Mohammad Ahmed ways to strengthen bilateral relations and activate joint cooperation, the Egyptian presidency said in a statement.

This came during a meeting yesterday in the presence of the head of Egypt's General Intelligence Directorate, Abbas Kamel, the Anadolu Agency reported.

This was the Ahmed's first official visit to Cairo and his first official visit outside of Sudan after he was appointed foreign minister earlier this month.

Al-Sisi and Ahmed discussed developments in a number of regional issues and matters of common concern, according to the official presidential statement.

The two countries have recently disagreed on a number of issues including Ethiopia's Renaissance Dam and the Halayeb Triangle which both countries claim.

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