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Sudan’s defence minister demands Juba implement security arrangements

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August 20, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan defence minister Abdel Rahim Hussein demanded to implement the security arrangements protocols signed with the South Sudan on 27 September 2012 within the framework of Cooperation Agreement.

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Sudan’s defence minister, Abdel Rahim Hussein , shakes hands with his South Sudanese counterpart, John Kong Nyuon (R), after signing a security agreement between the two countries in Addis Ababa on 27 September 2012 (Photo: Reuters)

Abdel Rahim raised the issue during a meeting with the head of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) Thabo Mbeki in Khartoum on Wednesday. The latter will fly to Juba to discuss the implementation of different agreements he brokered between the two countries.

The Sudanese first vice-president Bakri Hassan Saleh on Tuesday discussed the same matter with the visiting AU official. He however he said they understand the delay caused by the South Sudanese crisis that erupted in December 2013.

The Sudanese defence minister and the AUHIP chief tackled a number of issues including the activation of the Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mechanism operations (JBVMM) aiming to prevent cross border attacks by rebel attacks.

The minister “stressed the importance of accelerating the activation of the mechanism (JBVMM) and determine the zero line before the opening of border crossings corridors, border trade and the demilitarized border zone between the two countries,” said the rapporteur of the joint security committee from the Sudanese side, Farouk Muaz.

Muaz further said that Mbeki will bring the outcome of his meetings in Khartoum to the South Sudanese officials and will discuss with them the activation of the accords signed with Sudan and the security arrangements particularly.

Following a two-day visit by the former South Sudanese vice-president and rebel leader Riek Machar Juba recently accused Khartoum of supporting his fighters.

On 22 November 2013, the border monitoring operations, carried out by joint teams and UNIFSA monitors have been suspended following the withdrawal of the South Sudanese monitors.

Juba said concerned by the link between the border crossing points and the border zero line, fearing that this temporary centreline would be considered as definitive border between the two countries.

(ST)

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  • 21 August 2014 07:38, by Ayom Ayom

    I think they need to hurry up for implementing the security arrangements before October 2014 and deploy neutral troop along the common borders. Otherwise the undergoing preparation for rebel military offensive against the Sudan Arm Forces in all front may have an impact on security implementation

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    • 21 August 2014 14:36, by Mayom County Boy

      this is a useless pressure from sudan defence minister
      suppose he may point out direct to rebel leader Riek Machar who violated the ceasefire many time , instead of pointing goverment of Republic of south sudan to implement every agreement, this is totally wrong from sudanese defence minister

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