EPRDF and Sudan agree on establishing joint border force

FRIDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2014

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February 28, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Ethiopia and Sudan have agreed to form a joint force along the borders between the two countries at the conclusion of the military technical committee meetings in the presence of both sides’ defense ministers.

The Sudanese Defense Minister Abdul-Rahim Mohammed Hussein announced that the two countries will start forming the joint units that will patrol the borders.

Hussein said that regular meetings between the leaderships in the two countries have created a great deal of mutual trust, pointing out that the cooperation moved to the stage of joint formation and training of border forces.

The Ethiopian minister of Defence Siraj Fergessa, arrived in Khartoum on Wednesday to participate in the work of committee.

Fergessa and Hussein both signed the minutes of the meetings which included the agreement on the exchange of information and control outlawed elements, the establishment of joint forces , as well as peacekeeping issues .

(ST)


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