The Egyptian-Sudanese partnership has been controversial due to the politicization of relations and the contradictory visions of the ruling elites in both countries over the years. Although the two countries enjoy historical relations, Cairo has kept exercising influence over Sudan even after independence in 1956. The Egyptian influence, however, has declined significantly in the 1980s, especially during the rule of al-Sadiq al-Mahdi (1986-1989.)
Prospects of a New Strategic Partnership: from a Balance of Power to a Balance of Interests
Fears by the ruling regime in Egypt towards the security situation and instability in Sudan are a stumbling block in front of the full implementation of the four freedoms agreement signed by al-Basheer’s regime in 2004 and included the freedom of movement, residence, right to work and own property.
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