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Sudan: Khartoum, Juba agree to resume oil flow in affected oil fields in South Sudan

Sudan and South Sudan have agreed on a number of technical issues that will boost the continuation of oil flow from South Sudan through Sudanese facilities to the exporting points, according the official Sudan news agency (SUNA).

It said the agreement also entailed the maintenance of oil wells that ceased working due to recent development in South Sudan.

SUNA reported that the Sudanese Petroleum Minister, Makawi Mohamed Awad, and his South Sudanese counterpart, Stephen Dhieu Dau, currently on a two-day visit to the Sudan, reached the agreement.

The agency quoted Awad as stressing that his country was ready to form a technical team with South Sudan with a view to reviewing joint technical issues of concern.

The minister stressed that the geographical separation of the two states did not mean the disappearance of their joint history or the end of the warm relations between the two countries.

Awad said the basis for the agreement stemmed from the joint agreements signed by the two sides two years ago in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, under the supervision of the African Union.  

He said oil cooperation will push spark cooperation in other economic fields as well.

Responding, South Sudan’s oil Minister, Dau, said his visit to the Sudan, leading a high-level delegation, was to discuss technical cooperation and coordination between the various oil companies as well as the resumption of oil export through Sudan .

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