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Aril 1, 2014 (KHARTOUM) -South Sudanese president Salva Kiir will visit Khartoum next Saturday for talks with his counterpart Omer Al-Bashir , the Sudanese foreign ministry announced on Tuesday.

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South Sudan President Salva Kiir (R) and his Sudan counterpart Omer al-Bashir hold a joint news briefing in the state house in capital Juba January 6, 2014 (Reuters/ James Akena).

The spokesperson of the foreign ministry Abu Bakr Al-Sidiq said the one-day visit comes in response to an invitation extended by president Al-Bashir during his last visit to Juba in January.

Ambassador Sidiq added that Kiir’s visit comes within the framework of the continuous contacts between the leadership of the two countries to enhance bilateral relations.

The two leaders are expected to approve the resumption of joint border monitoring patrols and the implementation of the security arrangements, and to discuss situation in Abyei.

Following the visit of Sudanese president Bashir to Juba last January, the two capitals denied reports about the deployment of a joint force to protect oil fields.

However, on 20 March South Sudanese defence minister Kuol Manyang Juuk, discussed in Khartoum the activation of security mechanisms agreed by the two countries since 27 September 2012.

(ST)

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  • 2 April 2014 08:32, by Johndumo14

    Dr Riek Machar is Death!!
    There is no smoke without fire .If it is not a true story
    about Dr Riek`s death,but for sure 90 percent of South sudanese want this man death,is only Nuer supports him!!WHEN PEOPLE WISHING you bad luck,it will happen.What happened to SPLA GENERAL Kerubino kuanyin bol,,will happen to Dr Riek Machar soon.

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    • 3 April 2014 11:58, by Tom D

      Hey 14, whatever you called yourself, 90% South Sudanese want Kiir to die before Riek, it’s only Kiir supportes (Dinka Barelgazal who object that) If you wish Riek to die before Kiir, then it’s daytime dreaming. You are known for hacking Sudan tribune Web

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