Sudan, S. Sudan Teams Resume Talks
ADDIS ABABA - Top negotiators from both Sudan and South Sudan have arrived in Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, yesterday to resume crises talks under the auspices of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP).
Khartoum-Juba bilateral talks were set to resume Thursday, however representatives of the two sides have not met as expected. They have instead held separate talks with the AUHIP, and other members of the AU.
The spokesperson of the Sudanese delegation in Addis Ababa, Omer Dahab confirmed the arrival of the Sudanese negotiators headed by Defense Minister Abdel-Rahim Hussein. He also confirmed that the delegation held a meeting with the AU mediation and explained that they will meet the South Sudanese delegation on Friday.
He said that the government delegation reiterated its confidence in the African Union mediation stressing they came with an open mind to resume talks with the South Sudan.
Dahab stressed his delegation’s commitment to enforce the AU and UNSC resolutions and to respect the frame time of three months.
The UNSC on Monday welcomed the resumption of negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan.
The UNSC noted a decline in tensions along the common frontiers and called on both sides to immediately commit to resolution of UNSC.
By Staff Writer, 22/06/2012