Egypt's Ambassador to South Sudan Moataz Moustafa Abdel Kader and South Sudan's Minister of Energy and Dams Peter Marcello stressed on Friday their countries’ commitment to advance and expand cooperation in all fields.
They met in Juba to review the close brotherly relations between their countries, read a statement by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.
It said Abdel Kader underscored the directives of the Egyptian political leadership to develop all forms of cooperation with South Sudan in various vital sectors.
The ambassador reviewed Egypt's efforts made to support the energy sector and its ongoing progress in rehabilitating and operating power stations in the southern Sudan towns of Rumbek and Yambio.
He expressed "Egypt’s readiness to intensify training programs, capacity building and transfer of expertise to qualify South Sudanese workers" in the energy sector.
For his part, Marcello stressed his great appreciation for Egypt’s continuous support to South Sudan, praising the level of advanced cooperation between the countries in the energy sector, particularly electrical projects. H also cited the establishment of a solar power plant to integrate renewable energy in South Sudan.
Separately, Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar met in Cairo on Friday with his South Sudanese counterpart, Gabriel Changson Chang, to discuss cooperation in science, technology and innovation.
Abdel Ghaffar stressed the "deepness of relations between Egypt and South Sudan," noting that Cairo pays special attention to Africa, especially the Nile Basin countries.
He announced that his country aims to provide full support to Sudanese students studying in Egyptian universities in all disciplines.
For his part, Changson Chang stressed the "distinguished and strong relations" between the two countries and he expressed South Sudan’s aspiration to benefit from the Egyptian scientific expertise in promoting the higher education, science and technology system.