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Sudan, EU unite to overcome illegal immigration

A rubber boat carrying around fifty migrants and refugees [Red Cross/Flickr]
A rubber boat carrying around fifty migrants and refugees [Red Cross/Flickr]

The Sudanese government and the EU will tomorrow launch a strategy to combat terrorism, human trafficking and illegal immigration through the Sudanese Counter-Terrorism Authority.

Sudan, Italy and the European Union’s mission will conduct a workshop in Khartoum to discuss possible mechanisms to implement the strategy, Assayha daily newspaper reported today.

The workshop will discuss a set of working papers, as well as ways of training Sudanese institutions and cadres with the participation of the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a number of civil society organisations

the paper explained.

The workshop is considered the first of its kind in terms of designing practical models that combine Sudan and the European Union countries in the fight against terrorism.

The former Secretary-General of the National Security, Abdullah Omar, said in an interview with Quds Press that the security problem in the region is deeper than the war on terrorism and human trafficking because they relate to economic, political, social and cultural development.

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“Sudan is aware of all these complications and will not be a guardian of European and Western security but it will do its part in overcoming the problems,” he said, adding that solving the problem of illegal immigration and terrorism can only be achieved by addressing economic, political and social issues.

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