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Egypt to inaugurate Wau Drinkable Water plant in South Sudan

CAIRO – 4 August 2018: Egypt s Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Ati stated on Friday that a water station in Wau has been established to provide clean water needed for household and livestock use as part of bilateral projects currently underway between Egypt and South Sudan.

He added that the central water quality analysis laboratory has been completed in Wau to reduce pollution risks and maintain the health of citizens in South Sudan. Moreover, six drinking water plants financed by Egypt were established in Juba.

This came as part of the agreement that was signed between the two countries in November 2014 according to which Egypt launched and supervised technical development and water projects worth $26.6 million in South Sudan.

Egypt seeks to increase its “development projects” in South Sudan, with which it has many mutual interests, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said during a visit to Juba.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met with Mayik Aye Deng, minister of presidential affairs in South Sudan and special envoy of President Salva Kiir Mayardit in February in Cairo.

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Acting General Intelligence Chief Abbas Kamel also attended the meeting with Deng.

Ambassador Bassam Radi, the official spokesperson of the presidency, said that Minister Deng had conveyed warm greetings from South Sudan’s Kiir to President Sisi and handed over a message to Sisi that stresses Kiir’s keenness to boost bilateral relations between Juba and Cairo.

Sisi and Deng tackled various recent developments, including the recent political developments in Juba and the exerted efforts to restore order and stability in South Sudan, Radi added.

“Deng expressed his country’s recognition of the role Egypt played in restoring order in South Sudan in light of the historical relationship between the two countries,” manifested Radi.

Radi stated that Presiden

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