Egypt Independent

Al-Bashir arrives in Cairo



Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrived in Cairo on Tuesday for an official visit during which he will meet with Marshal Hussein Tantawi, head of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.

Al-Bashir will also meet with a number of senior Egyptian officials during his visit, the first to be made by an Arab leader since the ouster of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

“Al-Bashir’s visit to Cairo reveals a Sudanese supportive stance for the Egyptian people during such a historical situation,” said Sudanese Ambassador to Egypt Abdul Rahman Siral-Khatim.

Al-Bashir had earlier praised the revolution which toppled Mubarak’s regime.

A number of high-ranking officials and ministers are accompanying al-Bashir, including his Foreign Minister, Ali Karti.