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Sudan’s Burhan heads to Egypt amid ongoing conflict

The Egypt-Sudan relationship is politically and economically important for both countries, and the visit is Burhan’s first since fighting began in Sudan in April.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) receives Sudanese General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan in El Alamein, Aug. 29, 2023.

Sudanese leader Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan sought to shore up relations with Egypt on Tuesday as he made his first visit since the conflict in Sudan began.

Burhan met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in New Alamein. The two discussed bilateral relations, and the Sudanese military leader expressed Sudan’s appreciation for Egypt’s “active role in the region,” according to the official Sudan News Agency.

Sisi and Burhan also discussed efforts to resolve the Sudanese crisis. Sisi “stressed Egypt's firm position to stand by Sudan and support its security, stability, unity and territorial integrity,” according to a statement from the Egyptian Presidency.

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