Egypt's el-Sisi visits South Sudan, to meet Kiir
FILE PHOTO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. /VCG Image

FILE PHOTO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. /VCG Image

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi arrived in Juba on Saturday for an official visit to South Sudan.

El-Sisi was welcomed into South Sudan by President Salva Kiir and other high-level government officials.

A guard of honour was mounted in honour of the visiting Egyptian president.

The Spokesman for the Egyptian Presidency stated that el-Sisi's visit to South Sudan, the first of its kind, will witness the Egyptian-South Sudanese Summit.

"The summit will discuss various files related to joint cooperation between the two countries and ways to strengthen bilateral relations, especially at the economic and development level,”a statement by the Egyptian presidency said.

"This summit will contribute to achieving the interests of the two brotherly countries within the framework of their mutual strong will to enhance the frameworks of cooperation between them.”

(With input from agencies)