25 January 2013

Sudan: Summit of Sudan, South Sudan Presidents Begins in Ethiopia

Photo: Hannah McNeish/IRIN
Abandoned buildings in Abyei: One of the areas disputed by the two countries.

Addis Ababa — The summit between the President of Sudan and the President of South Sudan began on Friday, 25 January, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Omar al-Bashir and Salva Kiir will discuss issues such as the formation of the Legislative Council of Abyei Administration Area, Mile 14 and about five disputed border areas, SUNA reports.

They will also talk about the formation of mechanisms to discontinue the shelter and support of the rebel group SPLM-N.

The talks will take place in the presence of the chairperson of the African Union, Thomas Yayi Boni and of the chairman of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP), Thabo Mbeki.

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