By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 20 June 2014:
Deputy Defence Minister Mohamed Hamadi has had talks in Khartoum on greater military . . .[restrict]cooperation between Libya and Sudan. During the meeting, Sudan’s Defence Minister Abdul Rahim Hussein, said his country was ready to provide further training to rebuild the Libyan armed forces.
The meeting between Hamadi and Abdul Rahim Hussein comes days after the leader of Operation Dignity, General Khalida Hafter, criticised Sudan saying its position on fighting terrorism in Libya was ambiguous.
Hafter’s remarks have been seen as a reaction to allegations that co-founder of the former Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) Abdul-Hakim Belhaj had been organising military supplies during a recent visit to Sudan. Belhaj, who has said he is opposed to Operation Dignity, has denied the claims.
The Sudanese News Agency SUNA has reported that Sudan would continue to help the Libyan armed forces with training and capacity building. Hussein praised the strong bonds between the two countries and commented on the success of Libyan and Sudanese cooperation while protecting their shared border.
The delegation visited Khartoum to attend the graduation of Libyan recruits from Sudan’s military academy. Officials from the Ministry of Defence and the military also inspected training facilities and procedures.