The Executive Secretary, Head of Mission of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) granted an audience to the new Ambassador of Sudan to Chad, His Excellency ABDELAZIZ HASSAN SALIH, on this day of Wednesday, 2nd August 2017.
First of all, the Sudanese diplomat expressed his profound gratitude and sincere thanks to the Executive Secretary for his warm welcome and availability to receive him despite his tight agenda. The Ambassador also expressed the hope to see his country taking part actively in all the events affecting the life of this august regional institution in charge of regulating and sharing water and other natural resources among member States in a fair, smooth and sustainable manner. He availed himself of this opportunity to commend the valuable efforts being made by LCBC’s member countries with a view to ensuring peace and security in the sub-region notwithstanding the onerous current financial constraints facing member countries.
On his turn, the Executive Secretary of LCBC highlighted that Sudan is the oldest observer members of LCBC. Engr. SANUSI IMRAN ABDULLAHI recalled all the actions being taken, since he took office as Executive Secretary of LCBC, to bring on board this brother country. He further pointed out that Lake Chad riparian countries and communities living in the Lake Chad basin share common history, geography, economy, etc. despite official demarcated boundaries. He urged His Excellency ABDELAZIZ HASSAN SALIH to accept to be the Ambassador of LCBC to his country with a view to bringing this country to join membership very soon.
The diplomat gladly accepted this assignment and reiterated his availability and commitment to sparing no efforts so as to bring his country to join this organization that comprises Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, CAR and Libya.
It is worth noting that in addition to Sudan, Algeria, Congo, Congo RD and Egypt are also observer members of this organization whose geographical area covers more than 2, 500, 000 square kilometers.