Abdel Fattah Al Sisi

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Friday vowed support for progress and stability of Sudan, the presidency office said in a statement.

Bassam Radi, spokesperson of the presidency, said that the remarks came in a phone call with Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.

The talks have tackled several regional issues and means of promoting the bilateral ties and visions on cooperation in different fields, Radi added.

The Egyptian-Sudanese relations have been tense over the past few years on various issues, including their differences over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) which Ethiopia is building on the Nile River.

While both Ethiopia and Sudan hope to reap massive benefits from the GERD construction, Egypt is worried that it would undermine its 55.5-billion-cubic-meter annual share of the Nile River water.

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