April 16, 2019 / 7:26 PM / in 8 days

Egypt's Sisi calls Sudan's military leader to offer support

Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is seen during a news conference at the Presidential Palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday called the head of Sudan’s transitional military council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, to offer his backing, a spokesman for Sisi said.

The spokesman said in a statement that Sisi had affirmed “Egypt’s full support for the security and stability of Sudan and its support for the will and choices of the Sudanese people”.

Writing by Lena Masri; Editing by Gareth Jones

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