Sudan and Libya have agreed to boost co-operation in the economic and trade sectors, revitalize their Integration Agreement and support mutual investments.

In a joint communique issued here Monday at the end of visit of the Chairman of Libyan Presidency Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj, to Sudan, the two sides affirmed the importance of boosting co-operation and consultations and unifying efforts on issues of borders and counter-terrorism in whatever shape it takes, saying the two countries need to bring together joint endeavours to maintain security and stability in the region.

The communique said President Omar Bashir of Sudan and his Libya counterpart, Fazy Sarraj of Libya, held talks in the Republican Palace in Khartoum in which a number of Ministers and officials of the two countries participated. The two sides, it added, underlined the need to seek possible ways for strengthening bilateral relations in all fields in a way that serves the high interests of the two countries .

It stated that President al-Bashir underscored support to efforts being made by the Chairman of the Libya Presidency Council to resolve the Libyan crisis and achieve a comprehensive accord within framework of the Sikharat Accord signed on 17 December, 2015 as well as his solidarity with the Libyan people, renewing Sudan's rejection for any foreign interventions and calling on Libyan parties to embrace dialogue as the means of solution and to reject the military solution.

The communique said the Chairman of Libyan Presidency Council, on his part, appreciated Sudan's supportive stance to Libyan people and the wise policy being adopted by President al-Bashir towards national dialogue.

The two sides, the communique added, agreed to boost cooperation in the economic and commercial domains, reactivate Integration Agreement between the two countries , support and encouragement of joint ventures , facilitate movement of businessmen in the two countries and to ultimate benefit from resources of the two countries in all fields and that the two Presidents directed their delegations to start preparation for meeting of the Joint High Ministerial Committee as soon as possible.

It added the two sides stressed the importance of boosting cooperation and consultation and unifying efforts on issues of borders security, counter terrorism, organized crimes, smuggling, and illegal migration through coordination between the concerned authorities and within framework of agreements and relevant cooperation mechanisms signed between the two countries.

The communique further added that the two sides reiterated keenness to unify efforts towards maintain security and stability in the region.

Source: NAM News Network

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