Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Saturday that his country is always ready to support Sudan, especially regarding the heavy losses it is facing due to flooding across the country.
In a post on his Facebook page, Sisi declared his solidarity with Sudan’s government and people.
“My sincerest solidarity to our Sudanese brothers, the government and people, as a result of the torrents and floods sweeping across Sudan which led to tragic losses in people and property,” he wrote.
“I affirm Egypt’s permanent readiness to provide all means of support to our Sudanese brothers in this delicate period to deal with the effects of the floods,” Sisi added.
Sisi wished a speedy recovery to the injured, and condolences to the families of all those lost to the floods.
Sudan’s Security and Defense Council on Friday declared a nationwide three-month state of emergency over the country’s flooding, Sudan’s Sovereign Council announced in a statement Saturday.
Following a meeting late Friday, chaired by Sovereign Council Chairman Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the council instructed the formation of a higher committee to ward off the impact of the floods.
So far 99 people have been killed and 46 others injured due to the heavy rains this year with over 100,000 houses collapsed, it noted.
Sudan’s Irrigation and Water Resources Ministry earlier said that the Nile River has registered unprecedented levels at most of the upper sources.
Sudan often witnesses floods caused by heavy rains from June to October.
According to official statistics, the Nile River’s flood water this year is higher than that of 1946 and 1988.