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South Sudan and Kenya meet: pipeline discussions

Author : | Published: Monday, August 26, 2013

an oil pipe near oilfields

South Sudanese and Kenyan officials meet tomorrow to discuss the issue of an oil pipeline to Djibouti.

Also under discussion will be clearance of South Sudan’s goods in the Port of Mombasa.

About sixty six containers with goods belonging to South Sudan traders are stuck at the Kenyan port of Mombasa.

Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, that other regional issues will be part of the dialogue.

“We will use the platform to discuss our pipeline feasibility studies for Djibouti and Mombasa,” Mawen Makol told Eye Radio. “The issue of the Port of Mombasa is also going to be discussed.”

Earlier this year, South Sudan asked a Japanese corporation to undertake a feasibility study into the construction of an oil pipeline from South Sudan to the Kenyan port of Lamu.

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