Sudan and Egypt will soon sign an agreement to organize the movement of goods and commercial trucks via a crossing point that would be inaugurated in the coming few days as well as making the movement of nationals of the two countries easier, said the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Ahmed Karti who is currently on a visit to Cairo. He made the statement to the press following his meeting Saturday with the Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi.
In a separate development, Mr. Karti has met the Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil in Cairo Saturday. The two officials discussed means of supporting the bilateral cooperation between the two countries in all domains. The Minister of Foreign Affairs extended an invitation during the meeting to the Egyptian Premier to inaugurate the new road linking Dongola in Sudan and Aswan in Egypt, which is seeking to increase the commercial, economic and investment cooperation between the two countries.
Karti affirmed that the bilateral relations were firm and deep-rooted, referring to the recent meeting between Presidents Albashir and Mursi at the sideline of the African Union Summit, in which they discussed the economic cooperation between Sudan and Egypt. The Minister explained that preparations were underway for a visit of some Egyptian Investors to Sudan in order to have a closer look at the investment opportunities available in Sudan in the fields of Agriculture and quarantines. Karti explained that his earlier talks with the Egyptian President touched on the issue of the four-freedoms of the citizens of the two countries.
The Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohammed Kamil Amru, on his turn, revealed that Al-Dafah Al-Sharqiyyah road, which is linking Sudan and Egypt via the River Nile, will be inaugurated in September to facilitate commercial movement and transport, adding that the National Bank of Egypt will open a branch in Khartoum at the same time.