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South Sudan’s security advisor in Khartoum for bi-lateral talks

South Sudan’s Security Affairs advisor, Tutkew Gatluak Manime arrived in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum on Thursday for talks with the leadership the country’s Transitional Sovereignty Council.

Manime, SUNA reported, was received upon arrival by the acting Foreign Affairs minister, Ambassador Ali Al-Saddiq and the Secretary General of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, Gen. Mohamed Al-Ghali Ali Yousif.

He was accompanied by South Sudan’s Finance minister, Agak Achuil Lual.

Speaking to reporters at the Khartoum airport, the official said he was in Sudan to discuss issues of mutual concerns, citing the peace accords in the two countries and joint cooperation in economic and political fields.

The visit, he disclosed, aims at reviewing the progress in the implementation of the Juba Agreement for Peace in Sudan and informing the Sudanese leadership of the progress made by the parties in South Sudan on the peace deal implementation.

Manime further said they would the issue of economic and trade cooperation, including the opening of the joint border to ease trade flow.

Sudan is one of the guarantors of South Sudan’s revitalized peace agreement.

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