18 January 2013

Sudan: RSS Withdraws Troops From Demilitarized Border Zone With Sudan

press release

Juba — In addition to the withdrawal of troops south of the centerline, the Republic of South Sudan has started the redeployment of its army from the border with Sudan to set up the buffer zone as mandated by the September cooperation agreement.

The government of the Republic of South Sudan has announced that the withdrawal will be completed by 4 February 2013. The government has stressed that it expects Sudan to do the same.

"By withdrawing its forces...the government of South Sudan is clearly demonstrating its full compliance with the signed security agreements and full commitment to their implementation," said the Acting Chief Negotiator Minister John Luk Jok.

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