Egypt is planning to start the experimental operation of the electricity interconnection project with Sudan at a capacity up to 60MW.
It comes during a meeting between Egypt’s Minister of Electricity, Mohamed Shaker, and the Chargé d’affaires of Sudanese embassy in Egypt, Idrees Mohamed Ali, to discuss aspects of bilateral cooperation and follow up the developments of the electricity interconnection project between Egypt and Sudan.
Shaker said that the trial operation will start as soon as possible to exchange of 50-60MW, stressing that Egypt is ready to provide technical support to Sudan in particular and to African countries in general in the field of power projects.
He assured the Sudanese side that their electricity needs would be fulfilled, noting that the Egyptian government always support Sudan in all fields.
Furthermore, Shaker pointed out the deep relations between both countries, stressing the great attention given by the Egyptian political leadership to develop bilateral relations with Sudan.
Such meetings confirm the vision of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and the Egyptian political leadership to strengthen cooperation with African countries and increase the Egyptian presence in those countries to benefit all parties.
The minister of electricity also stressed Egypt takes into account the priorities of those countries based on common interests in order to achieve benefits for the parties involved. This cooperation includes human resources development, technical assistance, and capacity building.
For his side, Ali praised the deep Egyptian-Sudanese relations, expressing his country’s desire to support, strengthen, and reinforce these relations.