Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry left for the Ugandan capital, Kampala, on Monday on a visit during which he will hand over a message from President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni.


In statements on Monday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said Shoukry's visit falls within the framework of consultations with Nile Basincountries on boosting joint cooperation. The two sides will discuss the Nile water file and Ugandan efforts to achieve consensus among the Nile Basincountries in light of Ugandan's current presidency of the Nile Council of Ministers of the Nile Basin Initiative, the spokesman added.


During his visit, Shoukry will follow up the implementation of projects carried out by the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development in Kampala, said the spokessman.


The two sides will also have consultations on conditions in the Horn of Africa in particular and the African continent in general, the spokesman added.



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