South Sudan president agrees to meet rebel leaders in Khartoum

Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit has agreed to meet his former deputy Riek Machar in Khartoum in response to an initiative by the Sudanese government to settle the armed conflict in South Sudan.

According to Sudan's state-run Radio Omdurman on Wednesday, President Kiir voiced this willingness in response to a verbal message from Sudanese President Omar Bashir conveyed by Foreign Minister Dr. Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed while on a visit on Tuesday to Juba, capital of South Sudan.

The broadcast quoted President Kiir as commending efforts of President Bashir to see peace and stability in South Sudan.

Dr. Dirdiri was accompanied by Oil and Gas Minister Azhary Abdul Gadir Abdulla and Security Chief Salah Abdulla Gosh, the Radio said, adding that the Oil Minister discussed with his South Sudanese counterpart cooperation between the two countries with emphasis on resumption of oil production in South Sudan.

Sudan benefits from landlocked South Sudan's oil industry in the form of fees for the use of oil pipeline to Sudan's Red Sea ports.

Gosh also reviewed with his South Sudanese opposite number cooperation for security and stability in the common border areas and the oil producing regions.
-0- PANA MO/MA 6June2018

06 يونيو 2018 11:27:03

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