President of the Republic Omer Albashir, and his Chadian Counterpart Idris Deby reviewed Monday in Khartoum progress of the bilateral relations and means of consolidating them further, as part of the later's one-day visit to Sudan. President Albashir affirmed in a joint a press conference he held with President Deby at the Guest House following the joint talks that the Sudanese - Chadian relations have returned to their normal course and that they are now in their best situation.
President Albashir said that the two neigbouring countries and peoples have many things in common like ethnic, historic, religious, cultural, security and economic ties. He added that he and President Deby affirmed that the bilateral relations and cooperation are progressing well in the military, security, economic, political, trade and technical education axes. President Albashir said that the talks affirmed the importance of linking the two countries by a railways line that extends from Port-Sudan till N'djamena as well as via ground roads. He welcomed the visit of President Idris Deby and the accompanying delegation, explaining that it comes as part of the continuous consultations between the two countries.
Meanwhile, the Chadian President said in the Press conference that the two countries maintain strategic and deeply rooted relations and cooperation in all domains, describing the bilateral relations between Sudan and Chad as historic and distinguished. President Deby said that the bilateral talks came as part of the continuous consultations between the Sudanese and Chadian officials in many aspects, including the economic and security fields, affirming that Sudan and Chad are working to be linked with each other via road and railways.
On Darfur issue, the Chadian President explained that the situation in Darfur is witnessing tangible improvement and that the refugees have started to return to their home areas, a matter which proves the stability and security in the region and at the joint border area. The Chadian President said that the Doha Peace Document on Darfur has established peace and there is no way for more violence, explaining that the people of Darfur understood that it is high time for stability and tranquility to prevail in the region. He affirmed that the commercial exchange between Sudan and Chad have reached a large volume, which is better than in the past time due to the prevalence of security and stability, revealing that the citizens of the two countries are moving across the joint border freely and safely because of the good performance of the Joint Forces.