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Sudan-Egypt relationship solid twin -- Sudanese FM

By Oqab Al-Quba

KUWAIT, April 12 (KUNA) -- Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour on Wednesday described the Egyptian-Sudanese relationship as a twin that cannot be separated due to occasional strains in the bilateral ties.
In a statement to KUNA, during the just concluded visit to the country by President Omar Hasan Al-Bashir, the foreign minister indicated that such strains have been tackled due to wisdom of the top leaders, Al-Bashir and Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt. Minister Ghandour has added that he coordinates with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry on implementing guidelines by the top leaders, however he has blamed some media for causing such recurring jitters in the close bonds between the two neighboring nations.
He has acknowledged that Cairo and Khartoum have some differences over the border town of Halayeb and has denied reports suggesting that Khartoum is not standing firmly with Cairo over the issue of the Nile waters, namely the Ethiopian dam question.
"We in Sudan are convinced that Al-Nahdah dam in Ethiopia does not affect Egypt's water share," he has said. "We take into consideration Egypt's water security but at the time we have interests where the brothers in Egypt should care about." (end) am.rk