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US coastal guard delegation expresses willingness to assist Sudan in port security

May 27, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The head of the visiting US Coast Guard delegation said that his country is prepared to help Sudan strengthen security measures in Port Sudan.

Head of US Coast Guard delegation Steven Paul (Ashorooq)
Head of US Coast Guard delegation Steven Paul (Ashorooq)
Sudanese officials said that the delegation which arrived two days was to hold discussions on several common issues pertaining to the implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.

The head of the US delegation Steven Paul said in remarks following the conclusion of the meetings said that the port satisfies the security and safety ISPS requirements .

Paul was quoted by pro-government Ashorooq TV as saying that they reviewed the workload in Sudanese ports and security standards stressing that the two sides will work together for greater coordination.

“Sudanese ports are working well and we have the opportunity to enhance the security measures in Port Sudan and we are looking forward for future cooperation with Sudan in light of the good relationship that exists now,” he said.

The director general of Sudan’s Sea Ports Corporation (SPC) Jalal al-Din Mohamed Shulia for his part said that US delegation will provide them with a detailed report on the results of their visit after they return home.

He predicted that the report will praise the performance of Sudanese ports and noted that Mr. Paul mentioned that the security measures are applied properly and reliably.

(ST)

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