Sudan, Russia to sign accord to develop nuclear power

Sudan, Russia to sign accord to develop nuclear power: SUNA agency

Sudan, Russia to sign accord to develop nuclear power: SUNA agency

Addressing reporters in the South Sudan capital, Juba on Monday, Egypt's foreign affairs minister, Sameh Shoukry said his government remains committed to ensuring stability in the conflict-ridden nation.

"Egypt therefore, is not just an ally for political expediency; Egypt has been a steadfast supporter of the people of South Sudan in their darkest of hours".

"The President of the Republic also expressed his keenness on supporting our South Sudanese brothers in all fields", partly reads a statement issued by the Egyptian foreign affairs ministry on Monday.

In a separate meeting with Defence Minister Juuk, Shoukry listened to developments in the country's security situation and in ongoing efforts towards a political settlement, as part of Egypt's support for the stability of the country, Abu Zeid added.

Shoukry affirmed Egypt's support for the role of South Sudan government in achieving peace and stability through the national dialogue steering committee, after its leaders recently participated in a training course in Cairo, in addition to dispatching an Egyptian expert to provide the committee with technical support in Juba. Currently Egypt has more than 50,000 South Sudanese refugees.

Earlier this year the United States imposed a unilateral arms embargo on South Sudan to encourage an end to the fighting and there is now a draft resolution for an global arms embargo that is to be voted upon by the United Nations.

South Sudan and Egypt have agreed to bolster diplomatic ties for mutual stability and development. Mr Shoukry's visit comes at a time when the South Sudan factions were expected to hold the final round of peace talks.