Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with South Sudan s President Salva Kirr in Juba, South Sudan, on Monday, delivering a message from Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi aimed at boosting bilateral cooperation, the Egyptian foreign ministry said in a press statement.
South Sudan is the first stop in Shoukry s tour of Africa that started on Monday. While in Juba, he will visit the South Sudanese presidential palace, signing a memo to establish a mechanism for political consultation, the ministry said.
He will also meet Nhial Deng Nhial, South Sudan s senior advisor and presidential envoy, as well as members of the South Sudan National Dialogue, which Egypt has been supporting.
Shoukry will also oversee the handover of a cargo of logistical aid from the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development (EAPD).
His visit will also involve a meeting with South Sudan s Minister of Health Riek Gek and a visit to the Egyptian clinic in Juba. Later, he will inaugurate a kidney dialysis centre that Egypt gifted to the Juba Educational Hospital.
The Egyptian foreign minister will the continue his tour, heading next to the Kenyan capital Nairobi.