23 November 2012

Sudan: 'Khartoum Not Serious On Security Arrangements' - Dr Benjamin

press release

Juba — The minister for Information and Broadcasting who is also the Official Government Spokesman, Dr Barnaba Marial Benjamin has said today that Khartoum is not serious about the security arrangements despite full commitment of the government to the agreement reached in Addis Ababa.

Dr Benjamin stated that South Sudan's team is supposed to be in Khartoum by now over the demilitarization which was agreed to be finalized in Khartoum to assure on security but no action has been shown by Khartoum which has now resorted to bombardment.

Briefing the special representative of the Japanese government on the security arrangements which is the current impediment of oil production, Dr Benjamin said Khartoum is reluctant to comply with the cooperation agreement.

He urged the Japanese government to intervene in this oil problem saying Khartoum is not reasonable in spite of being the monopoly of the business.

The representative of the Japanese government, Mr Takeshi Akumatsu asserted that Japan is keen and committed to see Sudan and South Sudan peaceful and flourishing. Mr Akumatsu also revealed that the construction of Juba Bridge will kick off early next year 2013.

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