10 February 2013

Sudan: Bashir Announces Oil Export From Chad Via Port Sudan

Photo: Ammar Abd Rabbo/Flickr
President Omar Al-Bashir (file photo)

Khartoum — The Sudanese President, Omar Al-Bashir, promised on Thursday, 7 February, to grant privileges to Chad to use the Red Sea for transporting incoming and outgoing goods.

Also, he announced the export of oil which is expected to be produced in northern Chad using the Sudanese pipelines and oil installations of Port Sudan.

Bashir stated on Friday, at the end of the Chadian President's one day visit to Sudan, that the talks focused on discussing the continental railway projects connecting the two countries. He revealed that Qatar has agreed to finance the road connecting Abeche in Chad and El Geneina in Sudan.

For his part, the Chadian President, Idriss Deby, said his visit followed "the efforts done on both sides to continue the excellent relations for the benefit of the two countries."

He stressed that the results were good on all levels; economy, politics as well as security.

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