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Ministers of Egypt, South Sudan discuss investment opportunities

(The Southern African Times) – An Egyptian-South Sudanese joint ministerial committee discussed in Cairo on Wednesday cooperation between the two countries in several sectors, said Egypt’s international cooperation minister who chaired the meeting.

The Egyptian-South Sudanese Joint Higher Committee meetings addressed prospect cooperation between Cairo and Juba in the fields of agriculture, water, irrigation, trade and education, Egyptian International Cooperation Minister Rania al-Mashat said in a statement posted on her Twitter page.

“As chair of the committee meetings, I shared that deepening economic relations between Egypt and South Sudan will generate investment and private sector engagement,” she added.

The two delegations included the Egyptian minsters of irrigation, education, higher education and agriculture and the South Sudanese ministers of industry, trade, water resources, animal resources and fisheries, higher education and science and technology.

In late July, Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and South Sudanese Vice President James Wani Igga witnessed in Cairo the signing of several agreements to boost cooperation between the two countries.

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