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South Sudan and Sudan reopen four-border points

Author: Alhadi Hawari | Published: Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Tut Gatluak, the Chairperson of the Transitional National Committee, and also Presidential Advisor on Security - Courtesy

South Sudan and Sudan have reopened four transport corridors along their borders, the Presidential Advisor on Security Affairs has said.

Tut Gatluak told the press on Tuesday, 27th December 2022, that the four-border point includes Renk – Jebelein, river transport, the road to Aweil – Mariam then Panakwach- Bentiu.

According to Tut, this came after President Salva Kiir and the Deputy Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereign Council Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Daglo discussed bilateral relations and border issues on Tuesday in Juba.

He says the meeting discussed deepening bilateral ties in the areas of trade, investment, and economic cooperation between the two countries.

Tut Gatluak Manime stated that the meeting also discussed the security situation along border corridors

The two leaders also talked about mechanisms to explore investment opportunities and foster trade between their countries.

“We took out the peace files of the two countries and we discussed the issue of the borders concerning the two countries, and the committee’s activities are very important,” Tut told the media on Tuesday in Juba.

“The borders opened four outlets, the road to Renk – Jebelein, river transport, the road to Aweil – Mariam then Panakwach- Bentiu. All the discussions will cover the border issues,

“The delegation is composed of armed forces from both countries and will discuss everything related to the borders and the trade movement between the two countries.”

South Sudan shares the longest line with Sudan – extending at approximately 2000 kilometers.

Early this year, the two countries agreed to reactivate joint mechanisms to bolster trade and deepen efforts to realize and strengthen bilateral cooperation.

Others promote peace, security, and stability through the structural prevention of conflicts in the disputed region.

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