Dr. Hamdouk briefed on the performance of the joint political and security mechanism between Sudan and South Sudan

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Dr. Hamdouk briefed on the performance of the joint political and security mechanism between Sudan and South Sudan

The Prime Minister Dr. Abdullah Hamdouk, briefed on the work program of the joint political security mechanism between the states of Sudan and South Sudan, which is formed under the joint cooperation agreement signed in Addis Ababa in September 2012, which is concerned with implementing the remaining articles of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) for the sake of establishing two stable states whose peoples enjoy peace Development and stability.

This came when he met today, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 in his office the high-level delegation headed by the Minister of Defense of the State of South Sudan Mrs. Angelina Ting, in the presence of the Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Ambassador Omer Bashir Manis, the Minister of Defense Major General Yassin Ibrahim Yassin, and the Minister of Interior first police Lieutenant General, Tarifi, Idris, and the Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Omar Qamar al-Din.

Mrs. Angelina explained that the technical committee chaired by the defense ministers of the two countries began to carry out its tasks by laying the foundation stone for the free zone in the Jabalin locality in the White Nile state yesterday, opening crossing points and facilitating trade between the two countries through the dry port in Kosti and resuming river transport to facilitate the movement of citizens and goods, noting to start the work of the technical committees, and accordingly the results will be promising, explaining that the topics under discussion include determining the agreed upon transit areas in addition to the issue of the demilitarized zone.

Mr. Angelina conveyed the congratulations and endorsement  of the President of the Republic of South Sudan, Lt. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit and the people of Southern Sudan on the occasion of the signing of the Sudan Peace Agreement between the parties to the peace process in Juba last month.

Her Excellency also expressed her thanks and appreciation to the transitional government in Sudan for its continuous support for the efforts to implement the peace agreement in the State of Southern Sudan through logistical and political support, in addition to providing assistance to those affected by the torrents and floods in southern Sudan. Wishing that the relations between the two countries would continue to develop by working to solve all the problems facing the two countries on the borders and the conditions of the citizens of both countries