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Egypt to host 6th meeting of Egyptian-Sudanese Joint Military Commission

July 15, 2019 at 11:48 am

Egypt will host the 6th meeting of the Egyptian-Sudanese Joint Military Commission from 14-18 July chaired by the Chiefs of Staff of both countries.

Egypt’s Armed Forces spokesman, Colonel Tamer Rifai, said in a statement that the agenda is expected to include several discussions and meetings on joint military and security cooperation as well as the coordination of efforts between the armed forces of the two countries in various fields.

The last meeting took place in August 2018 in Khartoum.

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi paid his first visit to the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, in October 2018 where he met former Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir.

Al-Bashir has since been ousted from power following weeks of popular protests and Sudan is now working on establishing a transitional government which meets the demands of both the military rulers and protesters. The head of Sudan’s ruling military council visited neighbouring Egypt in May – in his first trip abroad following the army overthrew Al-Bashir.

Relations between Egypt and Sudan have been heated over the past years as a result of their land dispute over the Halayeb Triangle. However prior to Al-Sisi’s visit to Khartoum they had agreed to calm relations.