Khartoum – Vice President, Hassabo Mohammed Abdul Rahman affirmed the keenness of Sudan to develop the bilateral relations with Chad to the horizons that serve the
joint interests of the people of the two countries.
He described the experience of the Sudanese-Chadian Joint Borders Forces as unique in the area and the continent as well.
He added, while addressing the opening session of the Joint Borders Development Conference in Gineina, the capital city of West Darfur State, that the relations between Sudan and Chad are improving tremendously in all aspect as a result of the keenness of Presidents Al Bashir and Debby to push it forward.
He lauded the role of the joint forces in preserving peace and stability.
He said that the slogan of the conference is communications without barriers is a deep expression for the cooperation between the people of the two countries.
Hassabo commended the role of the joint forces describing the experience as a model of security cooperation in the region, pointing out that peace and stability achieved along the borders between the two countries are due to the big role played by those forces.
He disclosed that the conference aims at boosting the relation in the bordering states and strengthen the social fabric along with creating strategic partnership between the two countries; hoping that the conference comes out with recommendations that contribute in boosting the partnership and curbing the intercontinental crimes.
It is worth noting that the Conference was launched in the presence of the Vice President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdel Rahman and the Prime Minister of Chad.
Addressing the opening session of the conference, Chadian Prime Minister, Albert Pahimi Padacke said the conference was an opportunity and an initiative for cooperation and a basis for development set by the two heads of state to achieve the common interests of the two peoples, adding that the conference is an opportunity to evaluate the success achieved in the relations of the two countries in all fields, adding “we confirm that we came with an open heart to reach to the development of cooperation in the border regions to improve the conditions of the citizens of the two countries and secure the border and strengthen relations”, noting that the experience of the joint Sudanese Chadian forces is a distinct experience in Africa and could serve as a model for other countries in the field of cooperation and the fight against terrorism and border security to maintain stability , pointing out that the two presidents Field Marshal Omer Al Bashir and Idris Debi are working to reach the relations of the two countries to a large and distinguished level in line with the aspirations of the two peoples, adding that the issues to be discussed during the conference contribute In the answer to all the concerns and issues of both countries and citizens, expressing his hope that the conference to reach constructive recommendations contribute to achieve the common goals of the two countries and peoples, and in promoting security, political, economic and cultural cooperation.
For his part, Minister of Federal Government Chamber, Chairman of the Higher Committee of the Conference, Hamid Mumtaz said that the conference is a vision to frame cooperation and strengthen relations between the two countries to become a model in the region, pointing to the keenness of the leadership in the two countries to develop relations in all fields.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Head of the Technical Committee of the Conference, Mohamed Abdullah Idris praised the experience of the joint forces and the achievements it has made in order to extend security, secure borders and fight crime, as well as implementing many development and service projects for citizens of the two countries in the border areas.
"The conference is a real start for the development of relations between Sudan and Chad and strengthening them in its comprehensive form," Idris said, pointing out that the conference will listen to a number of work papers, including security and military issues, and paper on developing trade and economic relations.
Governor of West Darfur State, Fadl Al-Mawla Al-Haja affirmed that the conference comes as reflecting the distinguished relations between the two countries and development of the experience of the joint forces to be a model in the region.
"We are able to address issues through dialogue to create a better future that serves the interests of the two brotherly peoples," Al-Haja said, expressing his hope that the conference to reach recommendations contribute in addressing the border issues, strengthening the experience of the joint forces, and promotion of military, security, economic and cultural cooperation, referring to the role of the native administration in addressing several issues.
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