The Governor of North Darfur expressed his delight over signing the agreement for reviving inter-country trade with the two states of Libya and Chad which he said was previously booming and witnessing exchange of benefits between the citizens of the state and the peoples of the said two countries but it was halted for security conditions.
The French government’s objective is to strengthen its partnership with the new anti-jihadist force of the G5 Sahel supported by Mauritania, Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso and Chad.
Held at Egypt’s Mohamed Naguib military base, the largest in the Middle East and Africa that is located in Egypt’s Mediterranean province of Matrouh, the joint exercises will last until Dec. 14.
The Sudanese Minister of Defence Awad Ibn Ouf said arrangements are underway to establish joint border protection forces with Egypt, Libya and Ethiopia.
Speaking to the parliament on Wednesday, 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.
The Foreign Ministry in the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) said a quadripartite agreement to control and monitor borders among Libya, Sudan, Chad and Niger has been signed in Ndjamena.