KHARTOUM, Aug. 8 (GNA/Xinhua) -
Experts from Sudan, Libya, Niger and Chad held meetings on Wednesday in Sudan's
capital Khartoum to discuss border security and combating cross-border crimes
and human trafficking, said a statement by Sudan's Foreign Ministry.
The meetings seek to reach consensus agenda for the third ministerial meeting of the four countries, which will begin in Khartoum Thursday on joint borders with the participation of foreign, defence and interior ministers as well as chiefs of security.
Sudanese State Minister for Foreign Affairs Mohamed Abdalla Idris praised the efforts of the four countries to reach common understandings and cooperation to face the threats against their joint borders, the statement said.
He also praised the framework agreement they reached last June in the Chadian capital Ndjamena, reiterating Sudan's support and readiness to implement the agreement and establish the mechanism agreed upon.
The deal stipulated steering joint patrols on the borders, exchanging information, establishing a centre for joint operations, and implementing development projects along the joint borders.