According to state television, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhane, who has been in control in Sudan since a coup on October 25, began his first official journey to Cairo on Wednesday, where he met with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. Sudan’s top official says that the arrival of Burhane, who was joined by the head of the country’s intelligence services, led to a live broadcast.
According to footage carried on Egyptian television, Abdel Fattah el-Sissi greeted the general at the presidential palace. Thousands of Sudanese protesters have marched every week since General Burhane took power on October 25. They are angry about the violence, which has killed at least 92 people, and the military’s control of politics and the economy.
Following the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir in 2019, the coup put an end to a shaky power-sharing deal between civilians and the military. For 30 years, Bashir has ruled the country with an iron fist. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, both Cairo and Khartoum have been hard hit by inflation and are concerned about their grain supplies.
Egypt is the major importer of wheat from Russia and Ukraine. Sudan, on the other hand, has continued to struggle with its economy as a result of the sanctions that remain in place. As a result, rising grain, electricity, and oil prices are putting pressure on Khartoum, which has lost international funding.