Sisi invited to attend clinching long-awaited Sudan peace agreement

South Sudan invited Egypt to attend the final signing ceremony of a long-awaited peace accord between Sudan’s transitional government and key rebel groups in October, a statement by the Egyptian presidency read on Tuesday.

Juba has been mediating between the government of neighbouring Sudan and a number of rebel groups in the country. The final peace deal is set to be signed on October 2 in the South Sudanese capital.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi received South Sudanese Presidential Advisor on Security Affairs Tut Gatluak in Cairo on Tuesday, and the latter extended an invitation from South Sudanese President Silva Kiir for the signing ceremony.

Sisi expressed appreciation for the invite to the major milestone, describing it as an extension of efforts exerted by Egypt to support the stability of Sudan.

He also stressed Egypt’s keenness to bolster cooperation with South Sudan and provide support in all fields, most notably development.

Gatluak presented the latest political developments in his country, praising Egypt’s role and efforts to back stability in the region and in South Sudan.