Home | News    Monday 14 October 2019

Sudan, South Sudan body meets to discuss border demarcation

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

Joint teams marking a crossing point between the two countries (undated picture by UNISFA)
October 13, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan, South Sudan Joint Technical Committee for Border Demarcation (JTCB) began its meetings in Khartoum on Sunday with the support of the African Union Border Programme (AUBP).

"The agenda of the Committee is based on the decisions of the Joint Border Commission (JBC), as it will prepare a comprehensive draft delimitation of the agreed borders and the procedures it requires to demarcate the ground," said Muaz Mohamed Ahmed Tango, head of the Sudan National Border Commission.

He further said that the Committee will prepare a report on the disputed areas, and then the Joint Technical Committee for Border Demarcation (JTCB) will discuss it before to submit it to the leadership of the two countries.

In December 2017, the JTCB developed a detailed report on the agreed and contested points of the three sectors along the borderline as well as the precise coordinates of all border points.

Claimed and disputed areas on the 2000km border between Sudan and South Sudan include 14-Mile area, Joudat Al-Fakhar, Jebel al-Migainais, Kaka, and Kafia Kingi enclave (Hofrat al-Nahas).

For his part, Darius Garang, chairman of the joint border demarcation committee in South Sudan, said the meeting is a continuation of previous meetings.

"We have divided the borders into sectors to facilitate the work of the committee."

He stressed that the demarcation of the border does not aim at creating barriers between the two countries, but to create stable areas each country can exercise its sovereignty within its borders.

The meetings of the committee will last for three days, after what the results of its meetings will be submitted to the leadership of both countries.

Sudanese transitional government says willing to agree on the free movement of people and goods between the two countries, and expressed readiness to open crossings between the two countries even before the final demarcation of the border.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


South Sudan: Revert strictly to 10 states 2020-02-16 15:56:54 By James Gatdet Dak Lampuar By unilaterally creating administrative areas---when the action is supposed to strictly revert the country to the constitutional 10 states----South Sudan's Presidency (...)

Does Kiir deserve our thanks for abolishing 32 states? 2020-02-16 11:44:03 By Duop Chak Wuol In October 2015, President Salva Kiir issued a decree, expanding the original ten states to 28. In January 2017, Kiir issued another presidential order creating an additional (...)

How hope for peace in South Sudan turned into despair 2020-02-13 04:41:14 By Luke Geng Geng, Kuajok While the ongoing peace talk in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) seems to be flattering again with no signs of positive progress as it is already heading to no direction in like (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2020 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.