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Sudan and South Sudan In Security Talks, Agree to Open Border Points

Sudan and South Sudan governments yesterday agreed to open their borders which have been closed for over a year following military confrontation last year.

By Waakhe Simon Wudu

JUBA, 25 September 2013 [Gurtong] - The breakthrough agreement came following meeting between the South Sudan Interior Minister Aleu Ayieny Aleu and the Sudanese Minister of Interior Ibrahim Mahmoud yesterday in Juba.

The two Ministers yesterday at the end of their meeting which discussed the four freedoms of citizens of the two countries told the press the breakthrough development at the end of their two day meeting held in Juba following the arrival of Ibrahim on Monday.

The duo also agreed to exchange prisoners currently in their two countries.

“I will take it up on myself to see this issue,” Aleu told the press.

The breakthrough deal marks improvement of ties between South Sudan and Sudan.

For months, the long term foes; Sudan and South Sudan have never been in good terms despite signing a deal, the Cooperation Agreements, mediated by the AU that chatted out on how best they should keep their diplomatic ties.

Sudan and South Sudan are currently locked on security talks in Juba led by the two ministers of Interior of both countries.

The meeting is a continuation of the ongoing security talks of the Joint Security Committee of the two countries.

The committee comprises of members of the Ministry of Interior of South Sudan and Sudan among other observers.

Brig. Gen. Bior Kwer, the representative of the South Sudan delegation told press that, key in the agenda on discussion is the accusations by both countries hovering militia groups aimed at destroying the economy of each country.

“We hope to achieve something in the coming meeting. These meeting of course our people have hope in this meeting, Bior said.

He also said other items in the agenda will be on how the two countries will better security along their borders as they are to be opened.

The talks came following a strike by the two ministers on four freedoms of the citizens in either country in which they agreed to open the borders of the two countries and exchange of prisoners in detention of in either country.

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