Prime Minister of Egypt, Dr Mostafa Madbouly, held an extensive meeting yesterday May 02, 2023, to discuss procedures to deal with the repercussions of the ongoing events in Sudan. The meeting was held to assure that all stakeholders in the country are following the developments of the events in Sudan around the clock.
On his part, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly stated that developments in the light of the direct and indirect impacts of these events on Egypt as an immediate neighbour of Sudan and in light of the brotherhood and historical and remote relations that connect the people of Egypt and Sudan.
The meeting was attended by Dr Ali Al Musailhi, Minister of Supply and Internal Trade, Dr Khaled Abdul Ghaffar, Minister of Health and Population, the entire team of Minister, Minister of Transport, Mrs Naveen Al Qabaj, Minister of Social Solidarity, and Ambassador Saha Jundi, Minister of State for Immigration and Egyptian Affairs Abroad, Deputy Director of Sudan Administration in the Foreign Affairs Ministry, and officials of a number of ministries and stakeholders, along with the Ambassador Dr Hossam Hussein, Advisor to the Minister of Finance for FR, Minister Commissioner / Ahmed Eid,
Prime Minister Madbouly confirmed that President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic, the directions to all state authorities were given priority to securing the safe return of Egyptians from Sudan and providing all necessary services on land crossings between the two countries, indicating Egypt’s eagerness to quickly return to normal, in preserving the capabilities of this brother country.
During the meeting, the audience reviewed different aspects and different areas of the current crisis as the Minister of Transport conveyed the ministry’s efforts at border crossings to deal with the numbers of Egyptian and Sudanese citizens passing through Castile and Arqin crossings, including staff at the crossings.
Moreover, the Minister of Health reviewed the health emergency infrastructure implemented by the ministry with arrivals from Sudan, including the appearance of medical teams and equipment at the borders, the provision of necessary vaccinations, especially polio, as well as the rest of the epidemics vaccinations, and increased quantities of medicines and medical supplies.
The Minister of Solidarity explained the efforts the ministry is taking to provide relief materials and food meals at the borders, to provide urgent aid to those in need from Egyptians coming from battle-torn Sudan, and to support the livelihoods of arrivals under the auspices of the Ministry of Social Solidarity.
The immigration minister has touched upon the coordinates with the two ministries of Défense and Foreign Affairs to secure and ensure the return of Egyptians from Sudanese people, as well as coordination with the Ministry of Higher Education to provide suitable educational alternatives for Egyptian students arriving from Sudan.
At the conclusion of the meeting, PM Madbouly continuously directed the crisis group to follow up on updates, first by first, confirming that the country has taken great interest in Sudan and that Egypt stands by Sudan and its brother people in the ongoing crisis.