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Egypt-Sudan eye cross border railway network

Railway discussions follow increased engagement and coordination over Egyptian dispute with Ethiopia over Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
A picture taken on October 11, 2015 shows a man walking on a railway as a train approaches in the Egyptian capital Cairo. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED        (Photo credit should read MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP via Getty Images)

CAIRO — Egypt and Sudan are currently reviewing a plan to establish a cross border railway network between the two countries.

During a virtual meeting Oct. 25, Egyptian Minister of Transport Kamel al-Wazir and his Sudanese counterpart, Hashim Ibn Auf, discussed the terms of a joint cooperation for railway connectivity. The document aims to provide the necessary funding for an economic, social and environmental feasibility study for the project of constructing a railway line between Egypt and Sudan.

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