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October 31, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – The joint political and security committee meeting between Sudan and South Sudan successfully concluded in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum on Tuesday.

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South Sudan’s defense minister, Gen. Kuol Manyang (L) and his Sudanese counterpart, Lt Gen Awad Mohamed Ibin Aouf during the meeting in Khartoum, October 31, 2017 (SUNA).

According to SUNA news agency, the Sudanese defense minister, Lt Gen Awad Mohamed Ibin Aouf signed the minutes of the meeting on behalf of the Sudan government, while that of South Sudan was witnessed by the nation’s defense minister, Gen. Kuol Manyang Juuk.

The committee had, during the meeting, reportedly engaged in intensive discussions in preparation for the coming visit by South Sudan President, Salva Kiir to the Sudanese capital on Wednesday.

The minutes of the meeting, SUNA reported, comprised of points directly related to revitalization of the Joint Political and Security Committee and the Border Verification and Assessment Committee.

It also pointed to the previous agreements signed by the two sides including the overture of troops outside the save and demilitarized zones and opening of the agreed upon corridors, following arrangements by the joint technical committee on the joint borders.

The two sides reported further agreed to implement these points within a month time from the signing of the minutes and that the committee meets in Juba on 8 January 2018 to review and assess the situation.

South Sudan, which separated from Sudan after a referendum in 2011, plunged into civil war in December 2013.Thousands of civilians were killed and over millions have been displaced.

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  • 1 November 2017 07:51, by Eastern

    Kiir had been a rebel all his life. He did not know how expensive in terms of non-human resources like arms and other war materials since Anya Nya and SPLA depended on goodwill to acquire arms. Now that he leads a country, though very poorly, the cost of his reckless war is catching up with him. Moron..!

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    • 1 November 2017 12:14, by South South

      Eastern,

      The members of your immediate family are paying very heavy prices because of this war, but moron like you may not see that. You need to visit refugee camps in Uganda and see by yourself. Some of your uncles have already committed suicide. I am so glad you are able to point out that Kiir gave up the best part of life to liberated coward people like.

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      • 1 November 2017 12:30, by Eastern

        South South,

        Don’t even attempt to make any statement on this. How long will it take you to realise where you are parked..? Talking of my uncles, as if I have some, leaves me pitying dinka people suffering in refugee camps in Sudan and the PoCs in Bentiu.. The other day Khartoum police demolished their makeshift dwellings exposing them to the elements...

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        • 1 November 2017 12:49, by South South

          Eastern,

          I am so glad to know that you have no people in South Sudan. Why do you talk about South Sudan? We will rule this country anyway we want and people who will not like it MUST move away somewhere, maybe DIASPORA or refugee camps.

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  • 1 November 2017 16:56, by James Bol Bol

    It is a good idea to discuss all the issues concern including the insecurity in the border,
    we all love south Sudan as our country but by creating the some problems to block stability is absolutely not in right place

    you have an idea to contribute to make south Sudan progress, instead of it , contributing destructive ideas.

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