Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met his South Sudan’s counterpart Salva Kiir have met to discuss boosting bilateral ties.
“The two leaders will hold talks for enhancing the bilateral ties in different fields and will discuss a number of issues of common concern,” Bassam Radi, spokesperson of the presidency, said in a statement.
The meeting stressed Egypt’s keenness to foster peace in South Sudan, the statement added.
President Kiir arrived in Cairo on Wednesday for a two-day visit.
The South Sudanese president was planned to hold talks with his Egyptian counterpart on mutual ties, regional issues and his country’s peace agreement with rebel factions to end almost five years of civil war, state-run Ahram website reported.
The two leaders will also address a range of issues in the Nile Basin countries as well as negotiations over Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam, which Egypt fears could diminish its supply of Nile water but is supported by Sudan, the report added.