The head of the Egyptian al-Wafd Party Sayed al-Badawi revealed on Sunday that Cairo and Khartoum agreed to deploy joint military patrols on the borders to curb the arms smuggling.

Badawi who spoke at a press conference in Cairo following a meeting with the Sudanese ambassador Kamal Hassan Ali praised cooperation and coordination between the two countries and Khartoum ’s desire to develop and improve the relationship and its continuing quest to support Egypt on various issues.

He said that Sudan represents a strategic dimension to Egypt from the south stressing the desire of the government and political parties for continued cooperation between the two countries.