Egyptian intelligence chief Mourad Mewafy is flying to Khartoum on a short visit to deliver Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir a message from Hussein Tantawi, president of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, on relations between the two countries.
The message comes a day following Bashir’s statements to the Saudi newspaper The Middle East that formerly-cold relations with Egypt improved following President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster.
Bashir also said that Egypt under Mubarak conspired against Sudan, and that the military council now understands that Sudan is vital for Egypt’s security with regard to food, water, and military defense.
He also said the Egyptian revolution has no leader with whom to deal.
“We didn’t address the border issue of Halayeb with the council, as we didn’t want to burden it with old unresolved problems,” he said in the statement, adding that the next Egyptian president will be elected by the people.
Bashir ended his statement by saying that he is confident that his country’s relations with Egypt will be good in the future.
Translated from the Arabic Edition