Wednesday September 18, 2019 10:34 AM Egypt’s president is meeting with Sudan’s newly appointed prime minister before heading to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly Written by The Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president on Wednesday met with Sudan’s newly appointed prime minister before heading to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Abdalla Hamdok discussed bilateral relations, according to a statement from the Egyptian presidency. Relations between the two Nile Valley neighbors suffered from sporadic tensions over three decades of rule by Sudan’s autocratic former president, Omar al-Bashir. The Sudanese military overthrew al-Bashir in April amid months of pro-democracy protests. A power-sharing deal between the military and the protesters established a new administration that includes a cabinet headed by Hamdok. Egypt has backed the new authorities in Sudan follwing al-Bashir’s ouster. Diplomatic ties have frayed in recent years due to repeated failures to reach a deal over an upstream Nile dam being built by Ethiopia, as well as the revival of a longstanding dispute over a border territory held by Egypt and claimed by Sudan. Hamdok was to head to France to meet with President Emmanuel Macron, but the French… Read full this story
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