Khartoum, May 16 (SUNA) – President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, Gen. Abdul-Fattah Al-Burhan, received at the Republican Palace on Monday France envoy for the Sahel and Sahara region, Bruno Foucher, and affirmed the importance of cooperation and coordination between Sudan and France for achieving security and stability at the Sahal and Sahara region.

Present at the meeting were the acting Foreign Minister, Ambassador Ali Al-Saddiq, and the French Ambassador to Sudan, Raja Rabie.

The meeting discussed the situation in Chad and Libya, and its relation with the situation in the country, in addition to aspects of joint cooperation between Khartoum and Paris in the stability at the region.

The President of the Sovereignty Council affirmed Sudan keenness on the stability in Chad, affirming Sudan support and welcome for the peace process between the Chadian parties, which is hosted by the Qatari capital, Doha.

Regarding the security cooperation, Gen. Al-Burhan referred to the experience of the Sudanese - Chadian joint forces as a model for the bilateral security cooperation between the countries of the African continent.

The meeting touched on the situation in Libya and its possible effects on the security of the region, especially in the aspects related to the proliferation of weapons and the movements of unruly groups.

The President of the Sovereignty Council also gave a briefing to the French envoy to the Sahel and Sahara on the situation in Sudan and the progress of the Sudanese dialogue process facilitated by the tripartite mechanism of the United Nations, the African Union and the IGAD, with the aim to reaching a national consensus to manage the transitional period.


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