President Abdel Fattah El Sisi asserted Cairo's appreciation of the deeply-rooted relations with Sudan. The remark was made during a meeting with his Sudanese counterpart Omar Bashir on the sidelines of an AU summit in Addis Ababa on Saturday.
Presidential Spokesman Alaa Youssef said, Sisi called for further promotion of these ties. Consultation and coordination at all levels to overcome joint challenges were highlighted by the president along with the importance of working together to boost security and stability in the Arab world and Africa, added the spokesman.
Sisi urged more efforts to increase trade between both countries to enhance economic cooperation to be up to the level of the big potentials of both countries, said the spokesman.
Bashir, for his part, praised ties with Egypt, reiterating his country's keenness on promoting cooperation with Egypt.
The Sudanese leader stressed support for Egypt and keenness on maintaining its interests.