Bilateral ties reach highest level after Al-Bashir visit: Sudanese consul to Egypt
Egyptian, Sudanese leaders agreed to boost common interests of both countries
The Sudanese general consul to Egypt,Abdul Hameed El-Beshry,said Tuesday that Egyptian-Sudanese relations are witnessing their highest level of development and stability. He also added that the visit of Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir to Egypt opened broad horizons for cooperation between the two countries.
According to his statement, El-Beshry discussed the situation of Sudanese expatriates with Karar Tohamy, secretary general of the Authority of Sudanese Expatriates Affairs, in the Sudanese capital Khartoum.
They also discussed regulating the situation of the Sudanese community in Egypt, particularly with regard to smart passports, as well as birth certificates and marriage and divorce documents.
El-Beshry added that the Egyptian Consulate in Khartoum issues six-month entry visas for Sudanese citizens. For its part, the Sudanese Consulate in Cairo issues six-month entry visas for Egyptians travelling to Khartoum.Also, Egyptian authorities exempted Sudanese citizens from paying the arrears of their stay in Egypt, making Sudanese persons owe only one year of arrears.
Lately, Egyptian-Sudanese relations have been witnessing a rapprochement after weeks of troubled relations over several issues, including the Halayeb and Shalateen triangle and Sudan allegedly hosting members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood organisation, in addition to the media spat following Sudan’s allowance ofTurkey to develop Swaken Island in the Red Sea.
On Monday, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi received his Sudanese counterpart Al-Bashir in Cairo.The two leaders agreed to boost the common interests of both countries with respect to the internal circumstances of the two countries. Al-Bashir said, during the press conference following the meeting, that there is political will to solve any problem that may arise between the two countries.