An Egyptian military transport plane took off from East Cairo Air Base heading to Juba Airport, the capital of South Sudan, carrying tons of medical and pharmaceutical aid provided by the Ministry of Health and Population to help alleviate South Sudan’s burdens.
A statement from the Egyptian Armed Forces said that this comes as part of Egypt’s continuous support for friendly countries based upon directives by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Officials from South Sudan expressed their full appreciation for Egypt’s efforts to support African nations in need, and has deepened the long-standing historical relations between the nations.
Earlier in July, Egypt began preparations to implement a malaria control project in South Sudan, funded by the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development (EAPD).
The Egyptian Embassy in Juba, in coordination with the EAPD, organized a visit for a delegation from the Inrad Research and Development Corporation to South Sudan from June 14-18 June to discuss the matter.
The Egyptian delegation also met with the representative of the World Health Organization in South Sudan, and gave a presentation on the technology used in the proposed project and its role in combating larvae causing malaria, as well as their previous experiences in implementing similar projects in Africa.