27 February 2013

Egypt: Morsi Receives Message From Sudanese President, Phone Call From Obama

President Mohamed Morsi received Tuesday 26/2/2013 Sudanese Minister of Water Resources and Electricity Osama Abdullah Mohamed al-Hassan to discuss ways of boosting cooperation in the field of water resources.

During the meeting, which was attended by Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Mohamed Bahaeddin, Abdullahed conveyed a message to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, the presidency said in a statement.

The president reviewed the progress of cooperation in field of irrigation and water resources, along with other developments in the file of Nile water, and coordination between Egypt and Sudan in this issue.

Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama phoned Tuesday 26/2/2013 President Mohamed Morsi and affirmed that he looks forward to the Egyptian leader's visit to Washington this year, said a statement by the Presidency.

During the phone conversation, Obama asserted the US strong commitment to supporting the Egyptian people during the democratic transition, said the statement.

The statement added that Morsi stressed the importance of building a US-Egyptian strategic partnership based on mutual respect and common interests.

Morsi also reaffirmed Egypt's keenness on finalizing transition to democracy and build new 'independent and powerful Egypt'.

The two leaders stressed the importance of coordination regarding regional peace and stability along with maintaining the ceasefire in Gaza.

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