By: Aisha Braima
KHARTOUM (SUDANOW) - Sudan and Egypt have established a joint consular committee to take care of their nationals in each one of the two countries.
The committee will hold its first meeting here on Sunday and it will be co-chaired by Sudanese Foreign Under-Secretary and the Egyptian Deputy Foreign Minister.
Sudanese Foreign Under-Secretary Abdul Ghani al-Naeim told Sudan News Agency (SUNA) on Saturday that the consular committee was established to follow up the conditions of the citizens of each country in the other, facilitate their movement from one country to the other and address any problems any national faces in the other country.
Al-Naeim said the joint committee would discuss the murder and rights of the Sudanese nationals who were killed in Sinai and the abuses the Sudanese nationals were subjected to in Egypt and returning to them their confiscated rights and those of the Sudanese miners beside other issues of concern to both sides.
He said the committee would review further cooperation, stepping up the movement of the passengers between the two countries and increasing the rate of trade and investment beside the educational institutions in compliance with instructions by the leaderships of the two countries under a close follow-up by the Sudanese and Egyptian Foreign Ministers.
Naeim added that the Consular Committee would meet annually in Khartoum and Cairo alternately.
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