Egypt President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi last week discussed with his South Sudanese counterpart, Salva Kiir Mayardit, the future of Sudan as anti-government protests continue to rock Khartoum for the second month, the New Khaleej news site quoted informed sources as saying.
According to the sources, the two president have discussed a scenario in which Al-Bashir falls and the possibility of him stepping down.
The site said the Egyptian circles are considering the most likely candidates to succeed Al-Bashir or him not running for the upcoming presidential elections 2020.
The sources, who asked not to be named said that Salva Kiir had asked Al-Sisi to support the South Sudanese army with military equipment, heavy weapons and training “to confront any potential threats on the border resulting from Al-Bashir’s fall”.
Al-Sisi has previously stressed that “Egypt fully supports the stability and security of Sudan, which is an integral part of Egypt’s national security.”