Border Demarcation Work To Start In Two Weeks

Paul Mayom addressing the Media in Juba. [Gurtong | Waakhe Simon Wudu]

Mayom told the press after the delegation that returned from Addis Ababa briefed senior government officials on the deal stricken last Thursday.

Mayom explained that, the implementation of the security mechanisms which enshrine the border demarcation led by the Joint Political Security Mechanism (JPSM), a body led by officials from the two countries will sit within a week from now.

He said in the sitting they will task all the relevant security mechanisms from the Ad hoc committee to activate all the JPSM activities and all the other relevant bodies.

“These bodies are all ready on ground. They have offices and only that they went for a brief recess,” Mayom said.

“They will now be called back for briefing in Ethiopia together with the United Nations and get to the sectors across. The helicopters are on ground, the UN Security Force in Abyei (UNISFA) is ready and this will be within the next two weeks we shall have these mechanisms on line,” he said.

Sudan and South Sudan after being pressurised negotiations by the international community stroke a deal on post secession issues that brought the two countries into a brink of war in April this year.

However, the implementation of the agreement will come to full force after the parliaments of the two countries ratify the deal so as it is owned by the people according to Mayom.

In a related development South Sudanese President Salva Kiir called on the officials to read and internalize the agreement and understand it fully before making any arguments on it.

The president was meeting the governments’ legislature and executive soon after arrival from Addis Ababa.

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