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Bashir during a news conference in Cairo

Bashir during a news conference in Cairo

"Egypt therefore, is not just an ally for political expediency; Egypt has been a steadfast supporter of the people of South Sudan in their darkest of hours".

Shoukry also met with members of the country's National Dialogue Steerting Committee, during which he highlighted ways to bolster security and stability in South Sudan in accordance with the national dialogue initiative.

Egypt has promised to invest in multiple areas in South Sudan.

Meanwhile, President Kiir expressed his satisfaction and gratitude to Shoukry and his delegation, expressing his country's full appreciation for Egypt's efforts to support the people and stability of South Sudan. The Egyptian foreign minister heads to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi next.

Kiir also explained, during the meeting, the work of the national dialogue steering committee and the various stages of the national dialogue aimed at achieving peace and stability in the country.

The meeting discussed a number of regional issues of common interest, particularly the developments in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) negotiations, and the situation in the Horn of Africa region in general, in addition to the demand by South Sudan to join the League of the Arab States.

Earlier this year the United States imposed a unilateral arms embargo on South Sudan to encourage an end to the fighting and there is now a draft resolution for an worldwide arms embargo that is to be voted upon by the United Nations. Currently Egypt has more than 50,000 South Sudanese refugees.

This is the Egyptian foreign minister's first visit to South Sudan since 2015.

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