Title: Al-Bashir and Al-Sisi direct authorities to opening land the Argeen crossing
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 11-19-2014, 02:04 PM
Khartoum-SudaneseOnline-Sudan’s president, Omar Al-Bashir, and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has directed the concerned authorities in the two countries to finish construction for opening of Argeen crossing next March.
During his currently visit to Cairo, Sudan’s state minister at the ministry of information, Yasir Yousif, stated that the tour is considered beginning to implement the directives of the two Presidents.
Yusuf added that the visit to Egypt came in response to the directives of Al-Bashir and al-Sisi with the aim of strengthening the relationship between the two countries.
The opening of the land port between Egypt and Sudan on Aug. 27 triggered many questions about the extent of harmony and reconciliation between the two countries; things have been tense since the days of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
Cairo has been trying to win over the hearts of the Sudanese government and people since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took power. This is despite concerns that Omar al-Bashir’s Islamist regime in Sudan preferred the Muslim Brotherhood, which saw several of its members flee to Sudan after Mohammed Morsi’s ouster. However, national security matters pushed the Egyptian government to overcome this issue and try to reach rapprochement with Sudan once again.