Sudan President Omar Hassan al-Bashir with Chadian leader Idris Deby during 2003., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
THURSDAY 19 DECEMBER 2013
Bashir, Kiir to join talks on regional border security, trade
December 19, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese, South Sudanese, Chadian and Central African Republic presidents will meet in Nyala the capital of South Darfur state to discuss security issues and trade on the border zones between the four countries.
South Darfur state governor Adam Mahmoud Jar El-Nabi on Wednesday said the four-way summit, which will be held in March next year, will discuss regional cooperation and trade border between the four countries.
Jar El-Nabi further stressed that the four head of states will also discuss security matters in the border areas between the four countries.
Sudan Chad and Central African Republic have a joint security agreements providing to deploy joint patrols on the border to prevent rebel cross border attacks.
The governor further said the security situation in South Darfur is improving pointing to the end of tribal fighting and decline in carjacking cases.
The neighbouring Central African Republic is witnessing sectarian clashes between militias supporting the president Michel Djotodia also a former rebel leader and other armed groups loyal to the former president François Bozizé overthrown last Mach.
Sudan and Chad recently deployed more troops on the border areas with the CAR fearing that the deployment of French troops in the troubled country may the push the Muslim militiamen to enter they territories.
Amnesty International called in a report released on Thursday to deploy a robust international force to protect civilians .
Amnesty said that some 1,000 Christian people were killed in Bangui despite the presence of African and French troops in the CAR capital in revenge attacks carried out by Muslim militias after the death of 60 Muslims killed by the supporters of Bozizé.