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Saturday, 28 April 2018

Al Bashir and Debby Sign Final Communiqué of Border Development Conference

Khartoum - President of the Republic Field Marshal Omer Al Bashir has affirmed that the recommendations and decisions of the Sudanese-Chadian border development

conference have come to remove obstacles in the commercial and economic fields, reaffirming the deep-rooted and strong relations linking the two sisterly countries.
President Al Bashir, addressing the concluding session of the Sudanese-Chadian border development conference at Gineina, capital of West Darfur State, yesterday, pointed out that the experience of the joint forces between Sudan and Chad has become a model for the countries of the region.
President Al Bashir and his Chadian counterpart Idriss Debby signed the final communique of the conference.
Al Bashir stressed the importance of boosting the efforts of the joint forces, directing implementation of the recommendations of the conference after changing them into a program of action, calling for holding regular meetings to follow up implementation of the recommendations that he described as important.
He pointed that establishment of the free trade zone between the two countries has come to facilitate exchange of goods and commodities between them.
President Al Bashir welcomed President Debby, declaring removal of any restrictions from the Sudanese-Chadian borders to enhance communications and contacts between the two sisterly peoples.
Al Bashir referred to allocating an area for Chad at Port Sudan on the Red Sea for its imports and exports.
The Chadian President, Idriss Debby, on his part, affirmed that convening the conference aims at boosting the relations between the two countries further, lauding the strong relations linking the two countries in all fields, noting that the two countries are linked with strong geographical, social and cultural bonds.
President Debby affirmed that the joint forces between the two countries serve as a model for other countries in realizing stability on joint borders, expressing thanks to state governors and the regular forces for their efforts for making the conference a success.
He said the recommendations of the conference constitute a boost to the interests of the two countries and enhance the joint forces to carry out their mission.
The recommendations referred to the success of the experience of the joint forces and provision of an environment that is conducive for peaceful coexistence, peace and stability, President Debby said.
He affirmed that implementation of the recommendations of the conference would find due concern to fulfill the aspirations of the peoples.
Governor of West Darfur State Fadhal-Amoula Al-Haja, on his part, lauded the distinguished relations linking Sudan and Chad, stressing the importance of developing these relations further for serving the issues of peace, security and stability in the two countries and the region.
The final communique of the conference, which was read out by Minister of Federal Government Chamber Hamid Mumtaz, affirmed that the conference underscored reactivation of agreements and protocols concluded between the two sides in all fields.
Meanwhile, Minister of Trade Hatim Al-Sir has disclosed an agreement with the Chadian side on resumption of border trade, developing trade exchanges between the two countries and simplification of transit trade procedures for Chad.
The Minister added he has agreed with Chadian Minister of Trade and Industry Yousuf Abu Saleh on the fringes of the conference on the importance of concluding agreements in this field.
He affirmed that the Sudanese-Chadian border development conference constitutes an indicator for the strong and distinguished relations linking the two countries, pointing out that it would enhance the movement of trade and expedites establishment of the free trade zone in Gineina.