The Mechanisms for implementing the Comprehensive Cooperation Agreement between Sudan and South Sudan will begin this week with the meeting of joint committees, top of which is the Security arrangements Committee, said President of the Republic Field Marshal Omer Albashir, adding that the next step would be the exchange of visits between the two countries at all levels. President Albashir made the announcement while addressing Monday the opening sitting of the 6th Session of the National Legislature in Omdurman. He explained that the Comprehensive Cooperation Agreement was a result of a two-year negotiations process between the two sides, during which the negotiators were very keen to maintain the rights and gains of the Sudanese people. He added that the agreement has paved the way for solving the pending issues, post-secession issues, normalization of relations, facilitating the solving of the thorny issue of Abyei as well as the demarcation of borders. The President said the Agreement of Addis Ababa demonstrated the success of the steadfastness of the Sudanese people in the face of plots and conspiracies, adding that the cooperation agreements were signed because the opponents of the Sudanese people have got despaired from realizing their illusive dreams and from toppling the regime. President Albashir explained that cutting the relations and link between the South Sudan and the rebellious movements in South Kordufan and Blue Nile States wo hope that the agreements contribute in improving the bilateral relations linking the two countries as well as establishing a state of social stability and economic security besides opening wide horizons of mutual cooperation for the benefits of the peoples of the two states.
The President went to say that the agreements would lay the foundation of a new era of the relations linking the two countries that would serve the interests of the peoples of the two countries as well as the interests of the Arab and African neighbors.