Sudan and Chad have agreed to unify their positions and enhance cooperation in various fields to consolidate security and stability in both transitional countries and the region in general.
The head of the Chadian Transitional Military Council, General Mohamed Idriss Deby, held intensive talks with officials in Sudan, on his first foreign visit since taking office, succeeding his slain father Idriss Deby.
Deby, who arrived in Khartoum on Sunday for a two-day official visit, met the President and Vice President of the Sudanese Sovereign Council, the Prime Minister, and the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning.
Mohamed Idriss Deby, known as Mohamed Kaka, was appointed as Chad’s new leader, after his father, Idriss Deby, was killed during clashes with rebels north of Chad last April.
Activation of Binary Mechanisms
The First Vice-President of the Sovereignty Council, Lieutenant-General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, received the Chadian President in his office at the Republican Palace in Khartoum.
He stressed the need to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries, especially during both countries’ transitional phases.
Dagalo stressed the importance of joint action and coordination in all areas, regionally and internationally, to achieve the common interests of the two peoples.
The Vice President called for revitalizing the bilateral mechanisms between the two countries, which would push relations to broader horizons during the next stage.
For his part, Deby praised the great support provided by Sudan to Chad during the crisis that followed the killing of the late President Idriss Deby.
He said that Sudan was the first country to support his country, which confirms the strength of the bonds of friendship between the two countries.
Deby added that the two countries need to cooperate during the transitional period and intensify efforts to consolidate security and stability in the two countries and the region, given that they both mediate a region with great security complications.
A Pivotal Role in Peace
Prime Minister, Dr. Abdullah Hamdouk and General Mohamed Idriss Deby met at the Republican Palace and discussed ways to develop joint cooperation and strengthen bilateral relations to achieve stability and prosperity for the two countries and their peoples in all fields.
The meeting touched on a number of issues of common concern and ways to achieve peace in the region.
Hamdok expressed Sudan’s appreciation for Chad’s pivotal role in supporting the peace process in the country.
He referred to the great efforts made by the late President Idriss Deby in strengthening the bonds of cooperation between the two brotherly countries.
The President of the Chadian Military Council also received at his residence the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr. Jibreel Ibrahim.
In a press statement, the Minister of Finance said that the meeting touched on ways to strengthen and develop Sudanese-Chadian relations, and the need to push them forward to serve the interests of the peoples of the two countries.
He explained that the meeting stressed on the importance of developing the economic and development fields between Khartoum and N’Djamena, and extending railways and land roads between the two countries.
Ibrahim expressed his thanks and appreciation for the role of the State of Chad in support of the Juba Agreement.
According to the minister, the meeting also touched on the need to unify positions between Chad and Sudan in various fields, especially projects that serve the African continent, including the (Port Sudan-Dakar) railway project and the green belt project extending from Djibouti to Dakar.