Egypt, Sudan to inaugurate border crossing

The Sudanese Foreign Ministry said on Friday that the opening of a border crossing between Sudan and Egypt will contribute to developing ties between the two countries.

The Occhet-Qustul border crossing is set to be inaugurated on Monday. Sudanese Foreign Ministry spokesman Yousef Al-Kurdufani described the upcoming inauguration as “historical” and “important” event in the course of the bi-lateral ties between the two countries.

The spokesman added that the border crossing will “significantly contribute” to the development of bi-lateral economic and trade ties.

Al-Kurdufani said Foreign Minister Aly Karty discussed the final details of the inauguration in a recent meeting with Egyptian Ambassador to Sudan, Osama Shaltout. Sudan is set to send a high-level delegation to attend the inauguration.

The two countries’ intentions to build the border crossing were announced in March during a visitby Karty to Cairo.

Karty and then-Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy held a joint press conference, where he said border crossings and roads would be installed to connect the neighbouring countries. Such border crossings will lead to “great openness in commercial ties,” he added.

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