Khartoum-Sudan and South Sudan agreed during the meeting of the political and security committee, which were convened in Khartoum on Monday on opening the crossings on the borders between the two countries within a month period besides reactivation of the safe demilitarized zone on the borders.
Chief of Joint Staffs 1st. Lt. Gen. Kamal Abdul-Marouf, who chaired the Sudanese side, explained in a press statement that agreement has also been reached on formation of joint teams, under the auspices of UNISFA to verify non presence of forces of the two sides in the demilitarized zone.
He affirmed that the agreement reached reflects the strong will and determination by the two sides, saying that Sudan looks forwards for close ties through opening of the border crossings for realizing common interests of the two sisterly countries and peoples.
The Minister of Defense of South Sudan, 1st. Lt. Gen. Kuol Manyang, on his part, affirmed keenness of his country on implementation of all procedures pertinent to the border crossings and the safe demilitarized zone, indicating that opening of crossings would boost the relations and enhance security and stability in the two countries.