Government Endorses Sudan, South Sudan Agreements

Government Spokesman Dr Barnaba Marial. [Gurtong | File]

The Council of Ministers in a meeting chaired by the South Sudanese President Salva Kiir welcomed the agreement and called South Sudanese’ citizens to support its implementation.

“The council of ministers has endorsed the cooperation agreement between the Republic of South Sudan (RSS) and the Republic of Sudan (RS) including all the eight agreements and the cooperation agreement which makes nine agreements,” South Sudanese government spokesperson Dr Barnaba Marial told the press shortly after the meeting at the government secretariat in Juba.

“The president and the Council of Ministers which is the leadership of this country including the other members of the political parties which are within the government support these agreement and they have given their ok as well to the endorsement of the cooperation agreement,” added Marial.

Juba and Khartoum last week inked a deal on oil resumption in South Sudan, citizenship, security and cooperation agreement, a deal cemented by the signatures of the heads of states of the respective countries.

Though some key issues have yet remained unresolved which analysts have warned unless a comprehensive agreement is cemented on all the post secession issues, the deal reached risks being watered down.

Abyei oil region and disputed areas between the countries have yet remained unresolved.

Marial said the agreement now waits to be ratified by the South Sudan parliament.

He also said government has decided to have a select committee to educate the citizens on the agreements as some citizens have sprung as critics to the agreement.

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