Tripoli, 20 January:
Sudan’s navy chief of staff, arrived today, Sunday, in Tripoli on a goodwill visit aimed at strengthening ties between . . .[restrict]the two countries.
The Libyan news agency LANA reported that Dahil Dou and his delegation from Sudan were greeted with a special ceremony put on by the Libyan navy. The four-day trip, aimed at strengthening cooperation and coordination between the two countries, will include talks with the Libyan navy chief of staff, Hassan Bouchnak, leaders from the Libyan army and marine personnel. There will also be several calls on navel units.
The visit comes just five days after Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ali Karti came to the capital for talks with the President of Congress, Mohamed Magarief, on bilateral cooperation and security in the region.
Border security has been under discussion since the middle of last year, when several meetings took place between Libya’s Chief of Staff, Major-General Yousef Mangoush, and the Sudanese chief of staff, Ismat Abdel-Rahman.
In December, Congress closed the country’s borders with Sudan along with Niger, Chad and Algeria in attempt to improve security. [/restrict]