CAIRO, Dec. 23 (Xinhua) -- Egypt decided to dispatch deputy foreign minister for African affairs Hamdi Sanad Loza to South Sudan capital Juba on an urgent task to help defuse the current crisis and make efforts for mediation, official news agency MENA reported on Monday.
Nabil Fahmy, Egyptian Foreign Minister stated that over the past few days Egypt had paid close attention to developments of the crisis in South Sudan, its security and humanity situation, valuing the stability of fraternal South Sudan and the strategic relations between Egypt and South Sudan on both governmental and non-governmental levels.
He added that Egypt has decided to dispatch a special envoy to Juba to help bridge the gap in viewpoints between brothers in South Sudan.
Fahmy said that a consultation is currently being held with officials of South Sudan government and the United Nations, trying to determine the scale and method of necessary humanitarian assistance to be provided to the homeless and suffering people, which has been regarded as a prelude of Egypt's urgent assistance to alleviate the current crisis in South Sudan.
He stressed that the stability and safety of fraternal South Sudan and its people will always be the fundamental goal behind any Egypt's effort, as well as the achieving national interests and healing rifts in relations between the struggling companions in South Sudan.