Eritrea, Sudan Army Chiefs Met in Khartoum (Update)

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High level Eritrean military delegation headed by General Filipos Woldeyohannes is in Sudan to consolidate existing defense and security cooperation further.


The Eritrean Chief of Staff, General Filipos Weldeyohans, and the Chairman of the Sudanese Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt General Muhammad Othman Al-Hussein today held a session of joint talks in Khartoum.

According to Sudan government news agency SUNA, the first meeting between the two army Chiefs was attended by Director of General Intelligence Service, Lt General Jamal Al-Din Abdul Majeed.

General Philipos and his delegation arrived in Khartoum yesterday in the afternoon hours for mutual security consultations between the two brotherly countries.

The Eritrean Defence Forces high-level delegation includes the Director of National Security Agency (NSA), Bri. General Abraha Kass, Commander of the Central Zone, Maj. Gen, Romodan Awliya, and Commander of Navy, Maj. Gen. Humed Karikare.

Upon arrival at the Khartoum Air Force, the high ranking Eritrean military delegation was accorded a warm welcome by his Sudanese counterpart first Lt General Muhammad Othman Al-Hussein, and the Director of General Intelligence Service, Lieutenant Jamal Al-Din Abdul Majeed, and Inspector General Lt General Abbas Daroti, along with the Eritrean ambassador to Khartoum.

At the meeting with Gen. Abdul Fattah Al Burhan, President of Sudan’s Sovereign Council, Gen. Filipos hand-delivered a message from President Isaias Afwerki.

At the meeting, Gen. Abdul Fattah Al Burhan expressed appreciation for the close and all-rounded relation that exists between Eritrea and Sudan.

Gen. Abdul Fattah said that the visit of the high-level delegation of the Eritrean Defense Forces attests to the strong relations between the two countries and thanked Eritrea for its support during Sudan’s challenging transition period.

General Flipos on his part expressed appreciation for the hospitality accorded to him and his delegation.

(Update – July 21, 2020)

The Eritrean military delegation today, 21 July, met and held talks with First Deputy Chairman of the Sovereign Council of Sudan, Let/ Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo on the enhancement of bilateral cooperation in defense and security issues.

The Eritrean Defense delegation also held extensive discussion with Maj. Gen. Mohamed-Osman Al Hussein, Chief of Staff of the Sudan Armed Forces, and included the Commanders of Sudan’s Ground and Naval Forces as well as Army Intelligence.

The Eritrean delegation accompanied by the Chief of Staff of Sudan’s Armed Forces also visited economic institutions, military colleges, and military training centers.

The visit by the Eritrean chief of staff will last for several days.

Al-Burhan Receives Written Message from President Isaias Afwerki

General Philipos Weldeyohans met with Sudan's President of Sovereign Council
Eritrea’s Army Chief of Staff, General Philipos Woldeyohannes, today met Sudan’s President of the Sovereign Council, General Abdul-Fattah al-Burhan, and hand-deliver a message from President Isaias.


Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan Abdul Rahman, Chairman of the Transitional Sovereignty Council and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, received a written message from Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki, related to bilateral relations between the two countries in the fields of military cooperation and ways to enhance them.

The Chairman of the Sovereign Council received the message at his residence this evening from the Chief of Staff of the Eritrean Defense Forces, General Philipos Weldeyohans, who is visiting the country at the head of a high-level delegation, in the presence of the Director General of the General Intelligence Service, Lieutenant General Jamal Abdel Majeed and Deputy Chief of Staff for Supply Corner Magdy Ibrahim, next to the Asmara ambassador to Khartoum.

The proof directed the leaderships of the military institutions of the two countries to seize the available opportunities to develop the relations of the two countries in the fields of military and security cooperation, to confront common challenges and create an appropriate environment for cooperation in other fields in order to achieve the aspirations of the peoples of the two brotherly countries.

* software translation from Arabic