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KHARTOUM - 25 Apr 2013

Sudan’s VP calls on border states to cooperate with South

Sudan’s Vice President, al-Haj Adam Yusuf, has called on the Sudanese states bordering South Sudan to build neighbourly relations with South Sudan until ties between the two countries are stronger.

Yusuf noted that the border states play a vital role in ensuring that the various cooperation and trade agreements continue to be implemented.

He made this statement during the 24th national forum of state ministers and directors of education in Kanana, White Nile state, alongside a number of senior state and national officials.

Given its location, White Nile state is considered one of the states whose cooperation is most required for an improvement in relations and so was congratulated by the Vice President, along with other border states for their successful implementation of the agreements thus far.

Both parties signed an matrix in March to implement a cooperation agreement signed last September.  Since then, a number of other agreements have been struck, such as the border crossings agreement, although the issue of the contested oil-rich region of Abyei is yet to be resolved.

File photo: Sudan’s Vice President, al-Haj Adam Yusuf (SUNA)