Sudan, Ethiopia Agree To Set Up Joint Force To Cover Border Areas

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BERNAMA-NNN-SUNA
EthiosudanKHARTOUM, Aug 13 (BERNAMA- NNN-SUNA) — The Chief of Joint Operations of the Armed Forces of Sudan and chairman of the Sudanese side at the joint Sudanese-Ethiopian Defence Committee, General Imad-Eddin Mustafa Adawi, has announced the conclusion of the meetings of the 11th session of the committee held in Addis Ababa, which was co-chaired by the Defence Ministers of the two countries.

He said in a statement to SUNA here Tuesday that the joint defence committee had agreed on a work plan and establishment of a joint Sudanese-Ethiopian force to be located at eight sectors along the two countries’ common border.

The joint force will have the duties of realizing security, peace and stability along the common border in efforts towards boosting opportunities for joint development between the two countries, combating negative groups, controlling of the joint border areas and preventing cross-border violations.

He added that this experiment came as part of Sudan’s commitment to expand the experiment of estbalishment of joint forces with the neighbouring countries.

Gen Adawi said that the signing of the agreement would be followed by a number of arrangements, such as holding meetings between commanders of the joint battalions and joint training and sports and cultural activities toward boosting mutual confidence between the two sides to enable them to conduct more joint work.

— BERNAMA-NNN-SUNA

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