Sudan, Libya Agree on Political, Economic Integration
    2011-11-26 06:36:12     Xinhua       Web Editor: Zhangjin
Sudan and Libya on Friday agreed to establish political and economic integration and to facilitate movement of their citizens on the joint border.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Chairman of Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) Mustafa Abdul-Jalil on Friday held joint talks in Khartoum, which focused on bilateral ties and issues of mutual concern.

"The relations between Sudan and Libya are deeply-rooted and historical. We have agreed to bolster the aspirations of the two peoples within these relations," al-Bashir told reporters following the talks.

"It has been agreed on the establishment of a real integration between Sudan and Libya to begin with linking the two countries with paved roads and communications," al-Bashir said, adding that "There will also be integration in the economic field to utilize the two countries capabilities for the interests of the two sisterly peoples."

He explained that he got acquainted with the developments in Libya and the NTC program for the coming period, reiterating Sudan 's readiness to fully support establishment of the state institutions in Libya.

Jalil, for his part, said that "the Sudanese-Libyan relations are witnessing better horizons and there will be roads to link the two countries on the joint Sudanese-Libyan borders."

The Libyan official, who arrived in Khartoum Friday for a two- day visit, hailed the great role of Sudan in supporting the Libyan revolution in the humanitarian, political and military fields, saying that "we appreciate stances of president al-Bashir in reforming our relations with some neighboring countries."

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