Sudan seeks end to violence in South Sudan

 

The Sudanese government has called on South Sudan to expedite its pledges to expel armed groups hostile to Khartoum.

Sudanese minister of information and spokesperson for the government, Ahmed Bilal Osman said that his country awaits the fulfilment of South Sudan’s promise to eject the armed movements from Juba within 24 days.

Osman hoped that this promise would be implemented on set date by South Sudan government.

He hailed ties between the two countries, saying, “We are working for the unity of South Sudan and supporting the UN steps for stability in the new state.”

Taban Deng affirmed that his country would not be a “base” for any armed groups against Sudan as agreed during his visit to Khartoum.

The two countries agreed to settle all outstanding security issues and implement them within 21 days.

Xinhua/Chiamaka