Home | News    Thursday 10 August 2017

Sudanese army, AFRICOM discuss regional security and terrorism

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

General Staff, Emad al-Din Mustafa Adawi and the Deputy Commander of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), Alexander Laskaris, speaks to the press on 9 August 2017 (SUNA Photo)
August 9, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF)’s Chief of the General Staff, Emad al-Din Mustafa Adawi and the Deputy Commander of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), Alexander Laskaris, on Wednesday have discussed regional security and joint cooperation to combat terrorism and human trafficking.

In press statements following his meeting with Laskaries, Adawi said the former’s visit to Sudan comes within the frame work of the ongoing dialogue and cooperation between the two countries and armies.

He said the meeting discussed the five-track engagement plan between Washington and Khartoum, pointing they discussed regional issues and particularly the situation in Libya.

Washington is involved in a five-track engagement process with the Sudan over the permanent lift of sanctions on Sudan. The process includes the fight against terrorism, Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Sudan’s role in the peace process in South Sudan, Sudan’s peace and the humanitarian situation in Darfur region, the South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

Adawi stressed the two side shared identical views on the situation in Libya, saying Sudan is ready “to cooperate with others to restore security, stability and peace in that country”.

He said the meeting also discussed the situation in Somalia and efforts to combat terrorism and human trafficking in the region, pointing to the possibility of resuming military cooperation between Washington and Khartoum after meeting some requirements which he saw would pave the road for that cooperation.

The Sudanese official disclosed they were invited to participate as observers in the Shining Star military exercise between the U.S. and Egypt.

“The visit has opened the door to further dialogue and to discuss many issues that could restore our relations in the field of military cooperation,” he said.

For his part, Laskaris said the meeting discussed a number of issues and on top of which is the Sudanese-U.S. relations, saying the two sides share common views on the importance to restore security and stability in Libya as well as combating terrorism and human trafficking.

Last April, Adawi took part in a meeting of AFRICOM chiefs of general staff in Stuttgart, Germany.

Since last year Washington praised Khartoum cooperation in the counterterrorism but the east African nation remains in the list of states sponsoring terrorism with North Korea, Iran and Syria.

Earlier this year the two countries reappointed military attachés in their respective diplomatic missions in Khartoum and Washington for the first time since over thirty years ago.

Established in 2007, the AFRICOM is responsible for U.S. military operations and military relations with African armies.

Besides military cooperation with the African armies, it supports the anti-LRA African Union-led military campaign, a regional operation against Boko Haram group or the military operation on al-Qaeda-linked group AKMI in Mali and other regional operation to eradicate terror groups.

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 10 August 2017 07:28, by Lenin Bull

    AFRICOM must be aware that they are dealing with a double agent who claims to be a friend and ally of the West on broad day light on war on terror, and at night scheme with all worse terrorists like Alqeida, Boko Haram, Alshabab, SPLA-IO, LRA, Balaka, Muslim brothers, etc. Sudan pretend as your friend to get your anti-terrorist strategies which they will sell to terrorists immediately. Beware US!!

    repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Another electoral farce Sudanese should expect in 2020 2018-06-18 02:08:16 Sudanese Elections Scheduled for 2020 will be Fraught with Dangers andCounterfeiting like its predecessors By Mahmoud A. Suleiman The National Congress Party (NCP) regime’s Elections Scheduled (...)

Salva Kiir’s kingdom of doom 2018-06-16 12:31:50 By Duop Chak Wuol Empires come and go, regardless of whether they are good or bad. One of the chief measures employed by historians is an investigatory examination into the legacies the empires (...)

Darfur remains at crossroads as Bashir takes it protective cover from ICC 2018-06-12 14:19:46 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman This article comes against the backdrop of the statement attributed to Sudan's ruling regime as saying that it is the “Time for UNAMID to leave Darfur” (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


The Suspension of Hurriyat Online Newspaper 2018-04-29 07:04:37 Sudan Democracy First Group 28 April 2018 The Sudanese civil and political circles and those concerned with Sudan were shocked by the news that the management of Hurriyat online newspaper has (...)

Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan 2018-04-22 10:01:20 UN Secretary-General, New York African Union Commission, Addis Ababa UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan (...)

Abyei celebrates Mine Awareness Day 2018-04-05 08:52:03 4 April 2018 | Abyei - The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) commemorated the International Day for Mine Awareness and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.