Sudan & South Sudan to Deploy Joint Border Patrols

South Sudanese government under President Salva Kiir on Monday announced that South Sudan is no longer hosting Sudanese rebels in its territory.

President Kiir disclosed that South Sudan and Sudan agreed to improve ties and will be deploying joint forces to end the mess along their common border.

 “There is no problem anymore with Sudan. The issue of security along the common border has been addressed. There will be a joint monitoring and verification team”, Tut Kew Gatluak, Presidential advisor on security affairs said while addressing the media.

In 2012, both countries had committed themselves on a security arrangement agreement to deploy the Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mission (JBVMM) and activate the Safe Demilitarized Border Zone (SDBZ).

Unverified reports says Juba and Khartoum discussed the situation of 14 Miles during the joint security discussions but nothing filtered about the agreement reached on this respect.

The presidential aide however, said the decision of the leadership of the two countries would do the best to promote peace and encourage any group with political grievances to use dialogue.

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