Top military officials of Sudan, Chad, Niger discuss border security


Khartoum The Sudanese capital Khartoum hosted on Sunday a tripartite meeting of senior military officials of Chad and Niger as well as Sudan, to discuss ways to secure joint border areas in the region.

The meeting brought together Sudan's Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Kamal Abdul Maaroof Al Mahi with his Nigerien counterpart Lt. Gen. Ahmed Mohamed, and Commander-in-Chief of the Chadian Armed Forces Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Saeed.

Sudan News Agency (SUNA) reported that the meeting tackled ways to enhance solidarity and joint action to address the challenges of border control and security, in addition to combating cross-border crime, terrorism and armed groups, with the view to achieving security and stability in the region.

The three countries agreed to hold another meeting at the expert levels, in Chad's capital N'djamena next month, to draft a framework document for the mechanism to monitor and secure the common border.

Source: International Islamic News Agency