Sudan, Libya, Chad, and Niger are set to hold a security meeting to address the individual and transnational security issues experienced by the neighbors. The meeting will be the 4th ministerial meeting to strengthen the security of the joint border.
The two-day meeting would be held with the participation of foreign, defense and interior ministries as well as intelligence services of the four countries. The top agenda for the meeting will include how to combat terrorism, negative movements, human and illegal trafficking of contraband as well as cross-border crimes that affect all members involved.
The meeting will set precedence on addressing the terror threat that has been affecting the countries primarily Boko Haram, Al -Qaeda in the Maghreb and ISIS menace that has been the source of insecurity in the area. Also, human trafficking is a major security issue as people use unstable Libya to migrate to Europe and as such bringing with them unprecedented threats to the four countries.
The security meeting is expected to come up with objectives and strategies that will restore peace in the countries, and erect border protocols that will ensure that the transnational crimes affecting them, either borne in the region or imported into the countries from unstable neighbors does not affect the primary national and regional security.