President Idris Debbi of Chad has concluded a one-day state visit to Khartoum where he and the Sudanese leader, Omar El-Bashir, discussed economic, political and security issues of concern to the Sudan and Chad.
Sudan's State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Salah Wanisi, described outcome of the meetings as 'successful in all aspects'.
President Debby arrived in Khartoum late Thursday and immediately entered into meetings with El-Bashir, who told reporters later that the talks centered on linking the two countries by road and rail.
In view of this development, the Sudanese are now working on completing the highway to Geneina, West Darfur, while the Geneina-Adre stretch remains to be considered, El-Bashir said.
He said Qatar has agreed to finance the construction of the Geneina-Abache highway while Chinese companies are working on a project to link the two countries with a railway line.
El-Bashir said Sudan would grant Chad facilities and spaces on the Red Sea to use for imports and exports.
'Chad is regarded as an oil-producing country and when they begin production in the near future, the Chadian oil will be exported across the Sudan, using Sudanese pipelines and other oil facilities up to Port Sudan, on the Red Sea,' El-Bashir said.
The Sudanese President said his talks with Debby also covered bilateral cooperation in the field of education, with emphasis on the medical aspect, in addition to agriculture and irrigation.
El-Bashir made reference to the situation in the common border areas which he described a stable due to the “satisfactory performance” by the joint forces operating there.
Noting that Debby's visit would enhance ties and bilateral cooperation, El-Bashir promised to visit Chad to partipate in a summit of the regional Sahel and Sahara countries.
Omdurman Radio also quoted Debby as commending the “growing” bilateral relations and commenting that his talks with El-Bashir yielded good results in the economic, political and security fields.