Man City sign Bournemouth defender Ake    Egypt rejects Ethiopia's latest proposal on GERD: Irrigation ministry    Foreigners staying in Cairo without residency permits not allowed in major resort towns: EgyptAir    Egypt sending 2 planes loaded with medical aid to Lebanon after wrecking explosion    Global coronavirus deaths exceed 700,000    Egypt, Spain FMs discuss Libyan, Palestinian, Eastern Mediterranean developments    Two Egyptians killed in massive Beirut explosion: Ministry    Beirut reels from huge explosion leaving at least 100 died, nearly 4,000 injured    Egypt may lose out on tourism revenues worth more than 2% of its GDP during 2020: IMF    Alaves appoint former Sevilla boss Machin as new head coach    Egypt's Misr Insurance to cover assets of plastics factory in 10th Ramandan City    Orascom Investment ends talks with Qatari Diar without reaching an agreement    After blast, Lebanon has enough grain for less than a month, minister says    Fulham won't overhaul squad for Premier League, says Parker    Lebanese PM appeals for help after Beirut blast    Egyptian President Sisi offers condolences to Lebanon after Beirut blast    Egypt registers 112 new coronavirus cases, 24 deaths on Tuesday    Senate slam dunk    Going for gold    Newsreel    Don't miss the concerts of Boghdady Jazz Big band    My visual diary    The ambassadors of Cleopatra    Egypt's 2020 Thanaweya Amma exams results announced    New Dutch coronavirus cases spike in past week: Health authorities    African Champions League final will be played on Oct. 16-17, CAF says    Chief of staff to Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19    Egypt invites Tesla's founder to visit Giza Pyramids after controversial tweets    Sisi: Egypt favours negotiations over a military solution to resolve Nile dam crisis: Al-Sisi    Egypt rejects unilateralism compromising right to Nile water, Sisi tells South African counterpart    No room to delay Egyptian Premier League games – EFA's board member    Egypt's President Sisi ratifies extending state of emergency for 3 months    Egypt Cup games to resume after Premier League finishes: EFA    The Facebook Preacher's Search for Fame, and Egypt's Economy    Arafa Holding reports $144,000 COVID-19-related losses in April    Egypt's efforts in Libya to activate free will of Libyan people: Al-Sisi    Egypt calls on UNSC to address oil spill risks off Yemen coast    Egypt economically strong in face of COVID-19, reforms ongoing: International Cooperation Minister    Hyksos campaigns were internal takeover, not foreign invaders: study    Reports over Ethiopia filling mega-dam    COVID-19 affects Egypt sporting clubs    COVID-19 will soon turn to seasonal like swine flu: Presidential Health Advisor    ‘Egypt's Support' coalition convenes to discuss its Senate election list    Robbery attempt leads to discovery of Ptolemaic monuments in Qena    Flouting international guidance, Ethiopia unilaterally starts filling its Nile dam    Google ‘translate' ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs    Zaha speaks out after online racial abuse    Farwell to 74-year old Egyptian military production minister El-Assar    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





Sudan, Ethiopia sign protocol to deploy joint forces to secure border
Agreement aims to control smuggling of weapons, cross-border crimes
Published in Daily News Egypt on 14 - 03 - 2019

Sudan signed a protocol with Ethiopia in order to deploy joint forces on the border between them on Tuesday in Khartoum, according to Sudan's official SUNA news agency.
The Chief of Staff of Sudan's army, Kamal Abdelmarouf, met with the Ethiopian Military's Chief of Staff, Seare Mekonnen and top-ranks from ministries of defence of both countries in order to sign an agreement, which aims to secure the border, combat illegal migration, the smuggling of weapons, and transnational crimes.
"We have signed the protocol to deploy forces from both sides, and to collaborate, in order to maintain security and stability in the region" Abdelmarouf said, according to SUNA.
He added, "With this step, we will proceed to adjust all the issues, and save peoples' and farmers rights in borders areas". The armed forces in neighbouring countries are always complaining about the bad security conditions across the borders, due to weapons' smugglings and cross-border crimes.
Abdelmarouf mentioned the close relations between the two countries, and the determination between the two presidents to collaborate, however border issues trigger tensions between both countries.
Noteworthy, Sudanese farmers are frequently accused of taking over large areas of agricultural lands in Al-Qadarif state on Sudan's border.
Similarly, Ethiopian security forces often declare that they confiscate illegal weapons smuggled from Sudan.
Abdelmarouf pointed out that experts from the two countries will meet after two weeks in El-Gadarif, in order to continue the agreement's preparations.
The armies of Ethiopia and Sudan signed an agreement to withdraw troops from the borders of the two countries and to deploy joint forces in August 2018, however it was unclear whether the agreement was implemented or not.


Clic here to read the story from its source.