CAIRO – 28 November 2020: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Saturday met with South Sudan's First Vice President Riek Machar, as part of the former’s visit to Juba, during which he separately met with President Salva Kiir.
Egyptian head of the General Intelligence Service (GIS) Abbas Kamel attended the meeting.
The meeting reviewed the development of bilateral relations between Egypt and South Sudan, Egyptian presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said.
The leaders also exchanged opinions on the Egyptian efforts made to help implement the entitlements of the peace treaty terms in South Sudan, to achieve stability and prosperity for its people.
Sisi and Kiir separately discussed the developments of negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
Both leaders shared the same viewpoint of the necessity for Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan to conclude a legal binding agreement on the operation and filling of GERD.
They also agreed on the importance of strengthening cooperation among Nile Basin countries in a way that achieves their mutual interests and does not harm any state.
Sisi's first visit to South Sudan aimed at discussing joint cooperation between both countries, and ways of strengthening bilateral relations, particularly on the economic and developmental levels.