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Khartoum, Juba making final touches to open border points: minister


Joint teams marking a crossing point between the two countries (undated picture by UNISFA)
October 12, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce on Friday said three border crossing points with South Sudan would be opened soon.

Minister of Industry and Commerce Musa Karama said Khartoum and Juba are making the final touches to open 3 border crossing points, saying all arrangements at Joda border point in the White Nile State has been made.

He pointed out that activation of trade with South Sudan would increase the balance of trade, saying the government seeks to establish a free trade zone at the border to exchange benefits in agriculture, industry and border trade.

Last month, the two countries agreed to activate the joint cooperation agreement signed in 2012, renewing commitment to work together to achieve security and stability in both countries.

South Sudan seceded from Sudan on July 9th, 2011 following a referendum on whether the semi-autonomous region should remain a part of the country or become independent. 99% of the southern voters chose independence.

Following South Sudan independence, President Omer al-Bashir ordered the border closure accusing Juba of backing Sudanese rebels in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

However, the decision didn’t stop totally the trade between the two sides as the border areas from both sides historically had strong trade relations.

In September 2012, both Sudan and South Sudan signed a series of cooperation agreements, which covered oil, citizenship rights, security issues, banking, border trade among others.

In March 2013, the two countries signed an implementation matrix for these cooperation agreements. However, the execution of the agreements didn’t go according to plan.


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  • 14 October 09:21, by Pakuai

    "Khartoum, Juba making final touches to open border points: minister"
    This is what many ’South Sudanese people with brains’ ’should always’ be asking all the times, *does South Sudan needs North Sudan or the other way round?* North Sudan, their evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their cloned arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states financiers,>>>

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    • 14 October 09:29, by Pakuai

      ,their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creepy allies in between have step on the wrong people feet, the Dinkas/Monyjiengs of the Sudan. We are going to get all of our ’occupied lands’ before we let these verimins into our country. But to be honest with our lowly informed South Sudanese traitors & foreign puppets/stooges like Mr. Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Thomas Cirillo and other bunch>>>

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      • 14 October 10:55, by Pakuai

        of other foreign puppets/stooges, traitors & losers----the owners are here. Move your rubbish out of our country.

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