Khartoum - The meetings of the Joint Committee For Border Demarcation between Sudan and South Sudan state have started in Khartoum.
The sixth meeting between the representatives of the two countries in implementation of the signed agreements between Khartoum and Juba during the visit of South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit to Sudan recently.
State Minister at the Presidency of the Republic dr. Al Rashid Haroun said in the opening events of the committee said the file of the joint border of the two countries is of high importance for realizing a strong strategic relation between the two sides stressing the resolve to realize the aspiration of the fraternal people for stability and sustainable peace.
Chairperson of the Sudanese side in the committee Prof. Abdalla Al Sadiq has affirmed that the meeting aims at preparing an integrated report on the description of the borders between the two countries prior to demarcating them downward on the ground by specialized committees.
Ambassador Darius Garang noted that the meeting comes as a continuation of previous meetings that recommended specifying the agreed on regions and the other disputed regions between the countries stressing their resolve to transcend the constraints that may face the committee through cooperation and debate with the Sudanese side
Sudan and South Sudan are in dispute over the oil rich Abyei region and a number of borderline regions without reaching an agreement on their affiliation to any of the two countries.
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