The meetings of the joint Political and Security Committee of Sudan and South Sudan State, co-chaired by the Sudanese Minister of Defence, Gen. Abdul Rahim Mohamed Hussein, and the Minister of Defence of South Sudan John Kong Nyuon will continue today Tuesday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. The talks aim to implement the road map put forward by the African Peace and Security Council and the UN Security Council Resolution 2046 for the year 2012.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the African Union High-level Implementation Panel for Sudan (AUHLIP) former President of South Africa Thabo Mbeki is expected to chair a meeting that would tackle issues of cessation of hostilities, re-deployment of troops, stoppage of support to rebellions against each states as well as setting demilitarized zones. The meeting would deliberate on formation and re-activation of joint monitoring units as well as setting time for the extra-ordinary meeting, due to be held by the two sides.
The meetings of the joint Political and Security Committee of Sudan and South Sudan State began Monday following arrival of the Sudan government delegation in Addis Ababa. The delegation includes the Minister of Defence, Gen. Abdel Rahim Mohammed Hussein, the Minister of Interior, Ibrahim Hamid, the Director of the Intelligence and National Security Services, Gen. Mohamed Atta, and the State Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Salahuddin Wansi. The delegation of the South Sudan led by the Minister of Defence, John Kong Nyuon, arrived in Addis Ababa Sunday to take part in the negotiations which attracted intensive media coverage and considerable attendance from international and regional observers.