Egyptian MPs in Juba for bilateral ties

By: Sheila Ponnie

Egyptian speaker of the House of Representatives and a high level delegation are in the country for bilateral and investment ties.

The high level delegation headed by the Speaker of parliament of Egypt arrived Juba International Airport on Tuesday on a five day visit with eleven ministers.

The high level delegation will discuss issues pertaining development of bilateral relations including a number of regional issues with the Ministries of Agricultural and food security, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries and other ministries.

The delegation visited the Ministry of Agriculture and food Security yesterday and made a commitment in the field of agriculture.

Onyoti Adigo Nyikwec, the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security said the Egyptian high level delegation visit is the first of its kind to the Ministry of Agriculture.

“This is a commitment by the Egyptian government because they really need to support South Sudan in the field of Agriculture and establish food security,” Nyikwec said.

Nyikwec assured the delegates that the security of any investor that comes to the country will be guaranteed because the country is in the process of peace implementation and it has silenced the guns. 

Dr. Ali Abdel Aal, the speaker of the House of Representatives in the Republic of Egypt said they discussed challenges facing both countries in the Agricultural sector, issues of transportation and lack of electricity in the country.

“We agreed with my brothers from South Sudan on how to develop the agricultural sector and not only for consumption but also for exportation to generate income to both countries,” Aal said adding that they have come to an agreement.

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