Press statement on status of citizens in south Sudan and Sudan

By: Ahmed Alhaj (Site Admin)

Addis Ababa (Sudanow)- Government Delegagtion to the Ababa peace talks said they have reached an agreement with South Sudan on the status of the citizens in the two countries which they will sign when President Bashir meets his South Sudanese counterpart, to sign the final deal, possibly by the end of current September. Following is a translation of the statement the Government of Sudan delegation issued on Friday.

The two delegations from the Government of the Sudan and the Government of South Sudan, on Friday, the 7th of September 2012, under the supervision of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP), completed the work of the team entrusted with the status of the citizens in the two countries.

The two delegations have reconfirmed the agreement signed on the 13th of March 2012, signed with initial letters on the status of the citizens in the two countries, in each country.

The last meeting of the committee reviewed the implementation procedures of the agreement, upon its final signature, within the context of the package of the final agreement in a proposed summit meeting between the Heads of State of the two countries, at the final round.

The two sides will agree on the formation of a Higher Committee, which will include representatives from the concerned institutions in the two countries, to be headed by the Ministers of Interior, as stipulated by the Marsh agreement.

Arrangements will be made by the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP), for the convening of the committee in one of the two capitals of the two countries, upon the signing of the final agreement. The committee will also set its direct working modalities.

The said Joint Working Team, entrusted with the status of the citizens in the two countries, has thus completed its work. The two countries will, through the said committee, handle issues related to the status of the citizens from each of two countries..

Addis Ababa -7th of September 2012

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