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Salva Kiir To Meet Bashir In Sudan

diagnosis clinic http://chamberhealthcoop.com/wp-includes/class-wp-simplepie-file.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Kiir was accompanied by a high level delegation which includes the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, search http://contenthog.com/pr/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/social-links.php Interior, Security, Oil and Metals Industry, and other officials and businessmen.

In advance of his visit to Khartoum, Kiir said he was committed to resolving disputes with Sudan, and e pledged his commitment to pursue a peaceful dialogue.

He told members of parliament that his visit to Khartoum was in response to an invitation extended to him by the Sudanese President, Omar Al-Bashir.

He said “The issue of Abyei which has been one of the issues we have not been able to address all this time will be one of the issues we will discuss again during the summit, and I hope we will reach an agreement to conduct the referendum this time. We will also discuss border issues and the flow of the oil.”

South Sudan’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Barnaba Marial Benjamin, said the country was prepared to open a new chapter in diplomatic relations with Sudan.


“As the government, we have declared our commitment to fully implement the cooperation agreement and to open a new chapter for strong, cooperative and peaceful relations for the benefits of our citizens and the economic growth of the two countries.”

Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ali Karti said he considered the visit would open the door to a new relationship between Khartoum and Juba to overcome the obstacles that continued to affect their relationship.

Sudan’s Minister of Culture and Information, Dr. Ahmed Bilal Osman, described the visit of President Kiir and his delegation to Khartoum, as an important step to restore relations between the two countries.

He said the talks would focus on the implementation of agreements on cooperation and access to understanding on Abyei without resorting to unilateral decisions.

Following the welcoming ceremony, the two sides will hold official talks at Friendship Hall to discuss bilateral relations and common interests between the two countries including oil, security, trade and investment.

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