Ethiopia, Sudan Agree To Deploy Joint Forces To Control Cross-Border Crimes

 




 

 

Ethiopia, Sudan Agree To Deploy Joint Forces To Control Cross-Border Crimes

 

 

Addis Ababa, March 13, 2019 (FBC) – Ethiopia and Sudan have agreed to deploy joint forces along their border to control smuggling, illegal immigration, and cross-border crimes.

 

 

The two nations signed the agreement following the conclusion of the two-day meeting held between defense ministries of the two countries in Khartoum, Sudan at the weekend.

 

 

Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian Defense Force, General Seare Mekonnen and his Sudanese counterpart, Lt. Gen. Kamal Abdul-Marouf Al-Mahi signed the protocol to deploy joint troops along the border.

 

 

Experts drawn from defense ministries of both countries will meet in Gadarif, Sudan, to hammer out on ways to implement the protocol, to identify deployment areas and discuss other detail issues.

 

 

General Seare Mekonnen also held talks with Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir on the sidelines of the event.

 




 

President Al-Bashir on the occasion said the agreement would help secure the border and ensure safety of the people living along the frontier on both the sides.

 

Image may contain: 2 people, people sitting, living room, table and indoor

 

Source: https://fanabc.com/english/2019/03/ethiopia-sudan-agree-to-deploy-joint-forces-to-control-cross-border-crimes/

418
-