The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Sudanese armed forces, General Emad Edeen Mustafa Adawi, received here Wednesday the visiting Deputy Commander of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) for Civil-Military Engagement, Ambassador Alexander Laskaris and the US Charge d' Affaires in Khartoum.

Gen. Adawi said in a media statement issued after the meeting that the visit of Laskaris to Sudan comes in the context of co-operation between the two countries and armies in addition to the dialogue between Khartoum and Washington.

He added that their discussions covered the roadmap to future relations between the two countries and regional issues, especially the situation in Libya, adding that Sudan and the US shared identical analysis regarding the situation in Libya .

The situations in Somalia and the efforts being exerted to combat terrorism and human trafficking in the region were also discussed, Adawi pointed out.

He underlined that the relations between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the US forces had been strong and had developed in the past periods, explaining that the meeting reviewed the continuation of military co-operation between the two countries after completing some of the topics that would pave the way for military co-operation.

He disclosed that Sudan received an invitation to participate in the Bright Star Military Exercises as an observer.

Adawi said the visit had opened the door for more dialogue and meetings to discuss a number of issues which can put the Sudan-US military co-operation on the right track .

Source: NAM News Network

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