South Sudan Withdraws Troops From Demilitarized Border Zone With Sudan

South Sudan started withdrawing its army on Thursday from the border with Sudan to set up a buffer zone, the government said, part of a peace deal that stipulated both must pull back troops before oil exports can restart.

The government of the Republic of South Sudan announced that the withdrawal will be completed by 4 February 2013.

The government has stressed that it expects Sudan to do the same.

"By withdrawing its forces...the government of South Sudan is clearly demonstrating its full compliance with the signed security agreements and full commitment to their implementation," said the Acting Chief Negotiator Minister John Luk Jok.


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