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Sudan to establish joint border protection forces with Libya, Ethiopia and Egypt

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

KHARTOUM – The Sudanese Minister of Defence Awad Ibn Ouf said yesterday arrangements are underway to establish joint border protection forces with Egypt, Libya and Ethiopia.

Speaking to the parliament, Ibn Ouf said consultations have gone a long way between the Sudan, Egypt, Libya and Ethiopia to form these joint forces in order to achieve a secure neighbourhood, pointing to the successful experience of the joint Sudanese-Chadian border protection force.

According to the defence minister, the Sudanese army would establish a joint force with each of the abovementioned countries separately.

In a meeting held last April in Niamey, Sudan, Chad, Libya and Niger agreed to “coordinate the actions” of their armed forces to fight against the “transnational crime” in the region.

The four countries agreed “on the establishment of a cooperation mechanism for border security and the fight against transnational organized crime”.

Last June, they signed an agreement in Ndjamena to control and monitor the joint borders.

 

Source: SUDAN TRIBUNE

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