KHARTOUM, The top military chiefs of Sudan, Niger and Chad have met here Sunday to discuss how to secure their common border areas.

The Sudanese team to the meeting was led by armed forces Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General kamal Abdul Maaroof Al Mahi, while the Niger delegation was headed by Lt-Gen Ahmed Mohamed, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Niger, and the the Chadian delegation was headed by Lt-Gen Ibrahim Saeed, Commander in Chief of the Chadian Armed Forces.

The meeting discussed ways and means of boosting solidarity and co-operation to face challenges related to monitoring, protecting the borders, combating cross-border crimes and waging war against terrorism and subversive elements while realizing security and stability in the region.

The meeting concluded with an emphasis on holding a meeting of a committee of experts from the three countries which will be convened in Ndjamena, Chad, next month to draw up a document which would be the framework for monitoring and securing the borders of the three countries.

The military chiefs of Chad and Niger were received, separately earlier Sunday by the Chief of Staff, who pointed out in the meeting that Sudan was keen to boost its co-ooperation with both countries. He said Sudan looked forward to unification of the stands and efforts among Sudan, Chad and Niger in a way that would achieve stability in the.

Niger’s Gen Ahmed Mohamed praised the relations linking his country to the Sudan pointing out to the eternal relations between the two and saying his country would co-operate and work with the Sudan to achieve the desired objectives while Gen Ibrahim Saeed of Chad said the visit to Sudan came within the context of the concerted efforts and unification of visions among the three countries.

Source: Nam News Network