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Sudan and Chad Hold Joint Discussion Sessions

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The Sudanese and Chadian sides held a session of bilateral talks at the Republican Palace, where the Sudanese delegation was headed by the Chairman of the Transitional Sovereign Council, Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, while the Chadian side was headed by General Mohamed Idriss Deby, head of the Transitional Military Council, in the presence of members of the two delegations.

The Chadian side also met with Lieutenant-General Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo and Dr. Abdalla Hamdok and stressed the necessity of coordination and cooperation between the two countries during the next stage.

The First Vice-President of the Transitional Sovereign Council, Lieutenant-General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, assured the necessity of strengthening bilateral relations between Sudan and the Republic of Chad, especially during the transitional phase the two countries are going through, praising the great role Chad plays in bringing peace to the region.

For his part, the President of the Chadian Transitional Military Council praised the great support provided by Sudan to Chad during the crisis that followed the killing of the late President Idriss Deby, and said, “Sudan is the first country to support his country, which confirms the strength of the bonds of friendship between the two countries.”

The Chairman of the Transitional Sovereign Council, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, welcomed, in the session of talks, the increase of the head of the Transitional Military Council of the country, praising the distinguished historical and eternal relations and ties between the two countries, pointing out the great role played by the late President Idriss Deby in strengthening the bonds of cooperation and relations between Sudan and Chad.

Al-Burhan said, “We have started a great joint work between the two countries and we must develop it, calling for the importance of cooperation in all fields, political, security and economic, and supporting social coexistence, indicating that there are many cooperation agreements between the two countries that must be activated for the benefit of the people.”

The President of the Sovereignty Council stressed the need to cooperate and work together to confront the challenges facing the two countries represented by terrorism and extremist groups, believing in the importance of activating the security cooperation agreement signed between (Sudan – Chad – Libya – Niger) in N’Djamena in 2018, to secure the borders.

For his part, General Mohamed Idriss Deby, head of the Chadian Transitional Military Council, expressed his thanks and appreciation to the government and people of Sudan for the warm reception, pointing to the development and timelessness of the distinguished relations between the two countries, noting the role of the late President Idriss Deby in strengthening and developing those relations.

“We have the ability and political will to confront the challenges and issues facing the two countries,” he said, adding, “Our country is going through a transitional period, and we hope for support from Sudan, as it is a neighbor and friend of ours.”

He stressed the necessity of activating cooperation agreements between the two countries, noting that the experience of the joint forces is a model, calling for their development.

The President of the Chadian Transitional Military Council stressed the importance of integration, concerted efforts, and cooperation with the African Union, in the field of border security, combating terrorism, and cross-border security breaches.

In addition, the two presidents held a closed session at the Republican Palace, which dealt with ways to strengthen and develop bilateral relations between the two countries, and several issues of common interest.

It is noteworthy that the Sudanese side in the talks included the ministers of defense and interior, the Secretary-General of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, and the directors of General Intelligence and Military Intelligence. While the Chadian delegation included Mr. Sherif Mohamed Zein, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Integration, Suleiman Abkar, Minister of Public Security and Immigration, General Bechara Issa, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and member of the Military Council, Abdel Karim Idriss Deby, Deputy Director of the President’s Civil Office, General Taher Garda, a member of the Military Council, Ahmed Koubry Public Security Director.

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