Sudan supports efforts to stabilise Lake Chad Basin countries

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May 25, 2021 (KHARTOUM) – A member of the Transitional Sovereign Council Ibrahim Jaber, affirmed Sudan’s keenness and support for efforts to enhance security and stability in the Lake Chad Basin countries.

Jabir made his remarks at the extraordinary summit of Heads of State and Government of Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria on Tuesday.

Jabir expressed Sudan’s interest in implementing the outcome of the summit, pointing it is the only way to achieve peace in the region.

The meeting security threats in Sahel and Lake Chad region, and the situation in Chad.

While the attacks of the Boko Haram militants have been largely contained, the jihadist groups with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State continue to be a source of grave threat to the stability in Mali and Niger.

Ambassador Khaled Farah, Director of the African Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the meeting agreed to tighten coordination between the security and military agencies to address the current challenges in Lake Chad countries.

Besides the host President Muhammadu Buhari, the summit was attended by Presidents of Niger, the Central African Republic and Mahamat Idriss Deby President of the Transitional Military Council of the Republic of Chad.

Sudan, Libya and Cameroon leaders were represented by senior members of their governments.

Also, the meeting was attended by representatives from the African Union, France, the U.S. and the UK.

(ST)

Source: sudantribune