CAIRO, (Xinhua) --
Egyptian and Sudanese foreign ministers on
Wednesday praised their bilateral relations and discussed
preparations for presidential committee meetings.
The comment came
after Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met in Cairo with
his Sudanese counterpart Dardiry Mohamed Ahmed on Wednesday.
The two sides
discussed bilateral relations and regional issues as well as
preparations for presidential committee meetings, which are set
to be held in October, according to a press conference.
Shoukry said that
cooperation agreements are set to be signed during the
presidential committee meetings.
relations have been tense over the past few years on various
issues, including dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance
Dam (GERD) which Ethiopia is building on their shared Nile
While both Ethiopia
and Sudan are eyeing massive benefits from the GERD
construction, Egypt believes it undermines its 55.5 billion
cubic meters as annual share of the Nile River water.
Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir
agreed earlier this year to end all dispute between the two
countries and broaden mutual cooperation.