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Sudan & S. Sudan to resume border discussions

Author : | Published: August 2, 2016

Sudan and South Sudan will hold talks soon to address boarder issues, says the Sudanese embassy in Juba.

In January this year, President Omar Al Bashir ordered the opening of the border with South Sudan following a series of agreements between the two countries.

But later, Sudan again closed the border, accusing South Sudan of resuming its support to the SPLM-North and other Darfurian militias.

The Charge de affairs in the embassy, Osama Ahmed said joint efforts to permanently open the border are still going on.

He told Eye Radio that a committee has already been formed to address the matter, which he says will be resolved, hopefully within this month.

“The committee is expected to meet this month in order to pave way for the opening of the border between the two countries,” he stated.

Mr. Osama also added that his country is working hard to eliminate the issue of human trafficking, to which South Sudanese are vulnerable, especially during these times of instability in the country.

He says the national dialogue coming up will address all issues connected to relations between the two countries and the cooperation agreement.

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