Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has started a two-day state visit to the Sudan, his first to the country since assuming office.
President Morsi, who is accompanied by a high level investment and economic cooperation delegation, arrived in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum Thursday evening.
He was received by his Sudanese counterpart, Omar Al Bashir.
The two heads of state held a close door meeting at the airport before moving downtown, where they are currently in session with the delegates from both sides.
President Morsi is expected to meet with Sudanese businessmen and the country’s opposition leaders on Friday.
Relations between Sudan and Egypt plummeted to their lowest level under ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, particularly after the 1998 assassination attempt against Mubarak, for which he held Sudan partially responsible.
President Bashir flew to Egypt shortly after the election of President Morsi.