Egypt, Sudan to discuss bilateral relations

Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry headed to the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Wednesday, where he is expected to meet with president Omar Al-Bashir after attending meetings of the joint Egyptian-Sudanese political consultation committee.
Shoukry’s visit was supposed to take place on 9 April, but the ministry stated a sandstorm prevented it.
The visit is expected to discuss relations between the two countries and bilateral trade, as well as Khartoum’s potential lifting of a ban on importing some Egyptian agricultural products and ceramics.
Relations between Egypt and Sudan have suffered since July 2013, when former Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated president Mohammed Morsi was ousted. In the past couple of years, multiple issues have caused tensions between the two countries.

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