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Sudan, S. Sudan On Brink Of War

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Matata Safi in Juba says Benjamin said at least 30 armored vehicles had crossed over 10 kilometres inside the “sovereign territory of South Sudan.”


Observers say the unfolding developments point to deterioration of relations and possibility of a breakout of war between the two countries.


The incidents also comes on the backdrop of announcements that the South Sudan’s negotiating team will soon be heading to Addis Ababa, the Capital of Ethiopia to submit the country’s position to the African Union team of experts on borders as well as to discuss teams of reference for the resolution of the disputed and claimed areas.


This was disclosed on Saturday by the country’s Chief Negotiator Cde. Pagan Amum Okec after a meeting with President Salva Kiir Mayardit


The team, Mr. Pagan said will hold talks on implementation of the oil agreement as well as the formation of the oversight committee to monitor the flow of the country’s oil through Sudan based on “very clear terms” among other issues.


Though he did not specify when the team will be leaving, Mr. Pagan said his team will also engage Sudan on its continued “false” allegations against the Republic of South that its supporting rebels opposed to the Khartoum government


“The civil war inside Sudan is a Sudanese war with two Sudanese parties to the conflict,” said Pagan.


Furthermore, he called on the government of Sudan to remain committed to fully implement the cooperation agreement.


South Sudan’s position, he said is to develop relations with Sudan, relations of cooperation in all the fields in pursue of the mutual interests of the people of the two countries


On the final status of Abyei, Mr. Pagan urged the government of Sudan to accept the AU/HIP proposal as the basses for final resolution of the problem of the Abyei area.


“It’s unfortunate that the government of Sudan has been rejecting that proposal and has been allowing the aggravation of the situation including attempts of forceful displacement and settlement of non Ngonk Dinka residence in area,” he said.

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