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Qatar to fund Chad-Sudan road, Bashir says

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February 7, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – Qatar will fund the construction of a road connecting Sudan and landlocked neighbouring Chad, president Omer Al-Bashir announced following a meeting with his Chadian counterpart Idris Deby in Khartoum on Thursday.

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Chad President Idriss Deby walks with Sudan’s President Omer Hassan al-Bashir (R) after arriving at Khartoum Airport February 7, 2013. (Reuters)

Bashir who returned on Thursday from Cairo where he attended a meeting of the Islamic Cooperation Organisation went back to the airport later the same day to receive Deby who arrived from Cairo in a one-day visit on his way back to Ndjamena.

Since 2010 when the two countries sealed security and economic deals ending a five-year proxy war, the two countries said a road and a railway line will be built to enhance the economic exchange between the two countries.

The talks focused on the projects aiming to connect the two countries which are the continental road and a rail way between Sudan and Chad, Bashir said, adding that all the efforts are now centred on the highway.

Bashir pointed out that Sudan is working to complete the construction of the road up to the capital of West Darfur state. From El Geneina the road will link with Adré on the Chadian side of the border and then be paved to Abéché, the regional capital of eastern Chad.

He went further to disclose that Qatar, in its efforts to boost the bilateral relations between the two countries, will fund the building of the road between El-Geneina and Abéché in eastern Chad, reaffirming that Chinese companies are preparing to construct the rail way.

Qatar, which is sponsoring the Darfur peace process, pledged to support economic projects between the two countries in a way to avoid a return of tensions between the two neighbours.

Sudan and Chad set up a joint force patrolling in western Sudan and eastern Chad to prevent rebels from the two sides from carrying out cross-border attacks. Last year the Central African Republic joint the joinr operation, which was extended to its common border with the two countries.

The Sudanese president also reiterated Khartoum’s commitment to allocate economic facilities and dedicate some blocks in Port Sudan for Chad.

He further said that Chad is an oil producer and now exploring oil in the northern part of the country, pointing out that if confirmed this oil would be exported through Port Sudan after the construction of a pipeline.

Chad is exporting its oil and other goods through the port of Kribi in Cameroon, but seeks to reach Asian and Middle East markets via the Red Sea.

President Deby who praised the evolving relationship between the two countries said they discussed economic and politic relations as well as security issues.

Sudan regularly hands Chadian opponents to Ndjamena. Also, the Sudanese Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) rebel group said they recently clashed with the Chadian army in Darfur but the Chadian and Sudanese authorities did not comment the statement.

Ndjamena has also encouraged a JEM splinter faction - the JEM Military Council - to join the peace process. The group is currently holding negotiations with the government in Doha.

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  • 8 February 2013 08:47, by Tutbol

    The shadows of gulf states, the corporate EU & the corporate USA neo-colonialism NEW DUBAI’s project in the N Sudan that would be resources supplied by Chad, CAR, S sudan, ethiopia & be man-serviced by Egypt if its goes through is now coming to light! GO & SELL your sh*t else where, your damn thievery interactions with africans had sold you out to comfortably trade with you people. Get on with it

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  • 8 February 2013 09:36, by 4Justice

    It’s all about submission, control and domination, the Islamist-Luciferian are in full control of Idris Deby, he is their little submissive slave now. When a leader of a country submits to these Islamist-Luciferian cabal that country becomes spiritualy dead. Al-Bashir thinks he can do the samething to Salva Kiir, it remains to be seen whether he will succeed or not.

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  • 8 February 2013 10:02, by 4Justice

    The Masonic High Council of Qatar ANCIENT AND HONOURABLE FRATERNITY OF FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS SIT LUX ET LUX FUIT

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    • 8 February 2013 10:19, by Tutbol

      The gulf states have bought almost any property of interest in the Western worlds & They supply the West corporate worlds with oil & the western worlds in turn sell them the most recent weaponries. They are not democracies, but they speak the Western corporate languages: intrigues & all. And now they are even getting imperious & are funding mercenaries to export their combined-West imperialism!

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      • 8 February 2013 10:39, by Tutbol

        This symbiotism had become a part of life even amongst the gods fearing peoples in the West that things simply move the way they are. But they will one day wake up when the plutocrats control every essence of their lives, no the plutocrats have always inched in many of the Western countries: greed, the govts of the corporations & use of wars to get your what you want, are all branches of fascism.

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    • 8 February 2013 10:40, by master

      4 nothing
      wait and look how your drunkard kiir could come and licking our foots

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      • 8 February 2013 11:36, by sudani ana

        Thank you our brothers in Qatar, you are a great force for peace and prosperity in the world. Chad and Sudan are becoming close friends and soon Chad will be exporting its oil and other goods through Portsudan. This proves peace and prosperity go hand in hand. Of course idiots from SS are jealous, let them starve in their jungle, all they know is war and destruction.

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        • 9 February 2013 08:02, by Force 1

          Sudani, really, who get jealous for someone begging other countries for help or the one getting assistance from others? By the way; why all of a sudden you became a beggar? Do you know why?

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          • 9 February 2013 18:00, by Northern Sudanese

            Force 1
            and you are speaking about begging? tell us why its only foreigners who finance development in south sudan! tell us why your country begs the world to feed more than halve its people, tell us why you went to china begging for 48 billion and came back with a slap in the face? lol
            its called a ’’loan’’ and will be repaid soon, don’t worry!

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            • 9 February 2013 19:32, by Force 1

              Northern Sudanese, you have just answered for me all the questions you were asking on the last line of your comment. Thank you; do you have any more questions for me? If not, then have a good day!

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  • 8 February 2013 12:27, by Pif Paf

    This is great news and we appreciate our Qatari brothers help once again. We need to put the necessary infrastructure in place to facilitate trade between Chad and Sudan, not only roads but oil pipelines & rail networks too because the potential is huge. Both nations stand to gain alot as they fight together for security & economic benefits.

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  • 8 February 2013 12:28, by Jalaby

    No surprise at all because our brothers in Qatar has the upper hand in our all strategic projects,they built the road the connects Suda-Eritrea last year!
    Chadians people are part of our nation no doubt, this road will not just connect Chad-Sudan but will go far west to Dakar in Senegal in Atalntic Ocean passing through Lagos in Nigeria,from Ocean to Red Sea to Asia!

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  • 9 February 2013 08:04, by E. Defense Forces
    • 9 February 2013 08:28, by Force 1

      So what? Are you going to charge them $ 40.00 transit fee per barrel? Good luck!

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      • 9 February 2013 18:02, by Northern Sudanese

        Force 1
        no we don’t charge our Chadians brothers $40 , we only charge you $40 because we want you to starve to death from hunger :D

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        • 9 February 2013 19:53, by Force 1

          Northern Sudanese, so, you’re already positioning yourselves to the begging position by calling them; “our Chadian brothers”! very funny! So, you’re going to charge them $ 0.50 per barrel transit fees don’t you? Now the question is; when is the last time your so called Chadian brothers call you to transit their oil through Sudan?

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