Genaina city, the capital of West Darfur State, has witnessed a celebration marking transference of the command of the Joint Sudanese - Chadian forces to the Sudanese side in the fifth session.
The celebration was attended by the acting governor of West Darfur State, the Governor of the Chadian Waday Region, representatives of the Sudanese and Chadian Ministers of Defence and diplomats. The Commander of the Chadian Forces, Gen. Gumaa Mohamed Yousif, has addressed the festival expressing his appreciation of the fruitful cooperation between the two parties and the stand of the citizens in Sudan and Chad in boosting the joint forces' experiment.
He said that the experiment of the Joint Forces has surpassed the goal of keeping security at the joint Sudanese - Chadian border to the stage of providing development and social services to the citizens and facilitating the movement of citizens and trade convoys.
Meanwhile, the Commander of the Sudanese Force at the Joint Forces, Col. Fathal-Rahaman Abdalla Suleiman, also addressed the festival pointing to the major roles being played by the Joint Sudanese - Chadian Forces depending on the strong will of the two parties and the citizens' support. He said that the Joint Forces were able to remove all the security threats at the Sudanese - Chadian border.
Col. Suleiman said that the security agreement signed between Sudan and Chad came as a fruit of the mutual confidence and cooperation between the Joint Sudanese and Chadian Forces.
The representative of the Chadian Minister of Defense, Gen. Zakaria Gogandi, has addressed the festival asserting that the Joint Forces' experiment has become a unique experiment followed by other countries in the world.