Sudanese-Chadian Armed Forces conference is due to open in Khartoum on March 5-7, announced Commander of the Joint Force, Col Fath Araheem Abdalla Sulayman. Defense Ministers of the two countries along senior military officers will attend the third conference which is expected to evaluate performance of the joint forces over the past three years, he said.
The joint force is estimated at 5,000 personnel operating along the Sudanese-Chadian border and is expected to jump to 6,000 men this year, he said in a briefing held at the Ministry of Defense. The joint borders are open before trade and the flow of Chad imports via Port Sudan, and that customs, duty and passports offices are working regularly, said Col Sulayman.
The coming period will see more achievements, he said, pointing to plans of constructing railways that will link Neyala with Chadian Abache and a high way between Al Jenina and Abache.