The Prime Minister Dr. Abdullah Hamdouk arrived in Cairo on Wednesday 18 September 2019 for a one-day official visit to Egypt accompanied by Foreign Minister Asmaa Mohammed Abdullah and Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Dr. Ibrahim Al-Badawi. Prime Minister was received at Cairo International Airport by Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly.
Farther more, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received at the Federal Palace Dr. Abdullah Hamdouk, the Prime Minister and his accompanying delegation in the presence of d. Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Asma Mohamed Abdalla, has described as successful the meeting between the Prime Minister, Dr. Abdalla Hamdok, and the President of Egypt, Abdul-Fattah Al-Sisi, was fruitful and successful, indicating that the meeting has reviewed the relations between the two countries and issues of mutual concern.
The Foreign Minister indicated that the meeting between Dr. Hamdok and the Egyptian President has tackled the situation in Sudan after success of the revolution and start of the transitional period.
She said that Dr. Hamdok acquainted President Al-Sisi on the political developments in Sudan and the challenges facing the country, top of them are the removing of Sudan name from the list of countries sponsoring terrorism, the writing off of Sudan external debts and the endeavors to realize inclusive and just peace in the country.
She Explained that Dr. Hamdok and President Al-Sisi stressed the importance of boosting the economic cooperation between the two countries and enhancing the joint strategic projects between Khartoum and Cairo.
A plenary sitting of talks was held between the Sudanese and Egyptian sides, co-headed by the Prime Minister, Dr. Abdalla Hamdok, and his Egyptian counterpart, Dr. Mustafa Madboli.
The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Badawi, stated that the talks discussed many issues of concern to the two peoples, adding that there are wide horizons for cooperation between Sudan and Egypt and joint optimistic projects that can be implemented in the coming period, especially in the fields of agriculture and electricity power. He explained that the talks focused on the importance of continuing meetings between the two sides to enhance cooperation in the agriculture and electricity domain and the need to activate the previous agreements signed between the two countries as well as to consider the establishment of major economic relations starting from the base at the level of entrepreneurs in both countries.
Al-Badawi explained that major strategic projects should also be considered for networking regional economies, as Sudan and Egypt have coasts overlooking the Red Sea that can be used to serve the economies of the region, especially geographically closed countries such as Ethiopia, Chad, Central Africa and South Sudan.
"Sudan is promised economic transformation during the transitional period by building a railway network and trans-national roads," the finance minister said.