Sudan: South Sudanese President Kiir to Visit Sudan

South Sudan President Salva Kiir is to make a state visit to Khartoum later this month. He intends to hold talks with Sudanese President Omer Al-Bashir over bilateral relations.

South Sudan's Foreign Affairs Minister, Barnaba Marial Benjamin, is expected to travel to Khartoum for talks with his Sudan counterpart, Ali Ahmed Karti next week to facilitate the summit between the two heads of state.

The Office of the President confirmed that President Kiir would visit Khartoum this month to discuss the implementation of the 11-month-old cooperation agreement between the two nations.

The Agreement involves border security and claims over support to rebel groups, oil exports, citizenship and other issues.

The two leaders are expected to share views on how to resolve the impasse on the disputed status of the Abyei area, strengthening mechanisms to resolve other contested border issues.

This visit is the second by President Kiir since the independence of South Sudan.

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