CAIRO: Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has met with two members of an Egyptian parliamentary delegation visiting Khartoum, according to a Sunday statement by the Foreign Ministry.
Shoukry met with former Foreign Minister Mohamed al-Oraby and former undersecretary of the intelligence Hatem Beshat; both won parliamentary seats in the recent elections.
The two members of parliament updated the minister on the outcome of the delegation’s meetings with Sudanese officials and senior society figures, saying that Sudan is “committed to enhance relations with Egypt on the basis of unity of fate and purpose of the two Nile Valley peoples.”
The delegation traveled to Khartoum, where the negotiations of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) are held, on Dec. 23. Shoukry and Irrigation Minister Hossam Moghazy arrived in the Sudanese capital Saturday.
Diplomatic efforts complement official attempts to achieve common interests with Sudan, the statement quoted Shoukry in the meeting.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met with Moghazy and Shoukry ahead of a six-party meeting scheduled for Dec.27-28 between the two ministers’ Ethiopian and Sudanese counterparts.