Sudan and Chad today signed an agreement pledging political, economic and social cooperation between the two countries. They also agreed to support international efforts to stabilize the Darfur region of Sudan and the neighboring border areas in eastern Chad.
Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir and the President of Chad, Idriss Deby, signed the accord at a reconciliation conference hosted by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz at the royal ranch in Janadriyah.
In the agreement, Sudan and Chad agreed to develop bilateral relations in all areas. They pledged to respect each other’s sovereignty and integrity, and agreed not to interfere in each other’s internal affairs or harbor opposition groups of each party.
The two countries also agreed to support African Union and United Nations efforts to bring stability to Darfur and the surrounding areas on the Sudanese-Chadian border.
King Abdullah congratulated President Al-Bashir and President Deby on the agreement. He also hosted a luncheon in honor of both leaders at the royal ranch.
Yesterday, King Abdullah met with President Deby for closed-door talks. President Al-Bashir arrived in the Kingdom today for the Sudanese-Chadian conference.