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Ethiopia-Sudan security cooperation successful, officials


October 3, 2012 (ADDIS ABABA) - Ethiopian and Sudanese military officials said that the ongoing joint security cooperation efforts being exerted by the two neighbors to ensure common peace and security were successful.

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Sudan’s Defence Minister Abdul-Rahim Mohamed Hussein

The officials were speaking at the seventh Joint Defense Committee meeting of Ethiopia and Sudan held this week in the capital Addis Ababa.

Ethiopian Minister of Defence, Siraj Fagesa and his Sudanese counterpart, Abdel-Rahim Mohamed Hussein and other senior military officials from the two sides took part at the three-day gathering.

According to the officials the joint security cooperation has been fruitful mainly in curbing cross border criminal activities.

Ethiopia and Sudan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Security cooperation two years ago. The defense MoU signed between the two East African countries has a five year life.

After they signed the MoU, the two sides come together every six months to review and evaluate the implementation of the MoU and further exchange shared experiences.

The two sides also consult and design on new and better ways to enhancing security along the common boundary.

Ethiopia’s Chief-of-Staff, General Samora Yenus, and his Sudanese counterpart, General Ali Al-Sherif Al-Tahir was also in attendance of the security meeting.


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  • 4 October 2012 06:29, by Akol Liai Mager

    Ethiopians must be vigilant when dealing with NIF Terrorist Generals. They may be collecting Military information for the Future NIF & Egyptian Military strikes on Ethiopian Targets, especially Super-Dam.

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    • 4 October 2012 06:39, by Akol Liai Mager

      The leaders of SRF must also execise maximum precautions about this cooperation because NIF Fugitives are never happy unless they are closer to a strike to kill target. These are the same signs of a military cooperation between NIF Terrorists and New Libyan Terrorists that led to the killing of Dr Khalil.

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      • 4 October 2012 07:02, by zulu

        Precisely the point. The joint security cooperation between Sudan n Ethiopia and sudan with egypt makes one ponder for a sec. Isn’t the predicament of UA lain in the Arab league as some of the members have dual committments, having a conflict of interest therefore? How can Sudan vow to main miitary ties with both countries when ostensibly egypt wants to use to strike ethiopia?

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  • 4 October 2012 13:47, by Extraterrestrial

    Sudan never been a friend to Ethiopia and will never be, as an Ethiopian I wish my government to be watchful of those snake heart wannabe Arabs.

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    • 4 October 2012 23:00, by sudani ana

      Shame on you Extraterrestrial if you are really Ethiopian. Tell this to the millions of Ethiopians who live and make a living in Sudan. Over the years millions of Ethiopian refugees have come to Sudan during years of civil war and famine in Ethiopia. They found refuge in Sudan and treated well by the generous "fake Arabs" as you called them. Shame on you.

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