Egypt to boost cooperation with S. Sudan

By Moses Gum Degur

The new Egyptian ambassador to South Sudan Dr. Hamed El Bahar has pledged to boost the existing bilateral relationship between the two countries .

Ambassador Dr. El Bahar made the statement at Juba International Airport upon his arrival in the country last Friday to take up his new assignment. Dr. El Bahar has replaced Ambassador Hyman El Gamal who is already back home.

“I am very happy and glad to be in South Sudan,” ambassador Dr. El Bahar said. “I feel extremely excited to be in my second city called Juba to serve the people of this country. There is no doubt. The sky is the limit,” he said.

Ambassador El Bahar said his directive was to enhance, strengthen and boost the already existing bilateral relationship between his country and South Sudan.

He said he believed that working closely with the government and the people of this country would enable him to achieve the mission of  implementing the bilateral agreement between the two countries.

Dr. El Bahar vowed to exert more efforts to implement all the outstanding projects in the co-operation  agreements between Egypt and South Sudan.

The newly Egyptian ambassador was received in the country by ambassador Dominic Pantheer Mading, the Director General of Protocol and Public Relations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Ambassador Mading said Egypt and South Sudan had been good friends and  had signed many co-operation agreements for the benefit of the two countries.

“We welcome the new Egyptian Ambassador to South Sudan to take over  his duties from his predecessor ambassador Hyman El Gamal,” he said.

Ambassador Mading said he expected ambassador El Bahar to collaborate with the government to ensure the implementation of the projects in the co-operation agreement.

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