Dhieu yesterday was sharing with Hughes the oil situation with Khartoum. Hughes’ meeting was a move aimed at bettering diplomatic approaches the fledgling nation should engage with Khartoum in sorting out challenges that may breakdown the implementation of the Cooperation Agreement.
Last week Khartoum was reported to have extended the flow of the oil from August 22 to September 6, 2013.
South Sudan has so far pumped seven million barrels of its oil flow through Khartoum, Dhieu said, and fetching 630 million US dollars.
In June Sudan’s President Omar Hassan Al Bashir threatened to shut down South Sudan oil flow through his territory early in July citing Juba is supporting rebels fighting his government in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile States.
Juba has denied the allegations.
However, AU mediated talks and China’s calls had compelled Khartoum to reconsider its decision and decided to extend the shutdown dates.