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Libya, Sudan, Chad and Niger border committee to meet at end of month

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

KHARTOUM – The Foreign Ministers of Sudan, Chad, Niger and Libya have agreed to hold an extraordinary meeting of the joint border security committee among the four countries at the end of the month, said El-Dirdeiry Ahmed, Sudan’s top diplomat

The four Foreign Ministers met on the sidelines of the 11th Extraordinary Summit in Addis Ababa.

According to Ahmed, the ministerial committee would hold its 5th regular meeting next month in Niamey, capital of Niger.

He pointed out that the Foreign Ministers’ meeting stressed importance to move ahead with the coordination and cooperation among the four countries to protect border security.

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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