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Egypt's president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has hailed Egypt's "efforts to support stability" in South Sudan in a phone conversation with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Egypt's presidential spokesman said.

During the call El-Sisi received from Kiir on Wednesday, the Egyptian president welcomed Sudan's efforts to form a transitional unity government, presidency spokesperson Bassam Rady said in a statement.

Earlier this month, South Sudan unveiled a new cabinet in a major step to put in place the national unity government and end years of civil war.

The Egyptian president urged the two sides to work towards implementing all aspects of a peace deal signed in 2018.

El-Sisi stressed that Egypt will "continue to provide all forms of support to... South Sudan and back the peace process there," Rady said.

During the call, the two leaders also discussed bolstering bilateral relations and tackled developments in a number of issues in the region.

 

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