16 August 2013

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.

Copyright © 2013 Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.