The Egyptian President Gen. Abdel Fattah El-Sissi arrived in South Sudan on Saturday for a one day visit to discuss strengthening of bilateral relations between the two nations as well as regional stability.
El-Sisi and his delegation were received at the Juba International Airport by his South Sudan counterpart, Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit and other senior government officials.
Sisi, on his social media page, said the visit is aimed at “in depth” bilateral discussions on strategic partnership in a number of fields.
“I have arrived in South Sudan today within the framework of in depth bilateral discussions to strengthen the strategic partnerships between the two countries in various fields,” said El-Sisi.
On Friday, the office of Kiir released a statement announcing the visit saying the discussions will also touch on regional stability.
“His Excellencies Salva Kiir Mayardit and Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi are expected to hold bilateral talks which will include bilateral issues and exchange views on regional stability as well strengthening South Sudan and Egypt’s diplomatic ties,” said office of the South Sudan president.