Sudan, South Sudan signed detailed security deal
Addis Ababa, March 9 (WIC) -The Republic of Sudan and South Sudan signed detail action plan for the implementation of the Joint Political and Security Mechanism (JPSM) on Friday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The agreement happened at the extraordinary meeting of the JPSM held on 8 March 2013 chaired by President Thabo Mbeki, Chair of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel.
The Security arrangement is one of the nine deals agreed on 27 September last year in Addis Ababa by the presidents of the two Sudans.
The political and security agreement has remained a very fundamental deal to push through all the other arrangements the Sudan and South Sudan agreed to implement.
Now once the specifics of JPSM are agreed, the way forward for the remaining 8 deals will be bright as the security issues in the 2165 miles long boundary between the two Sudans have been sorted out through the detailed implementation action plan.
The Implementation action plan signed today clearly depicts when all the agreed activities are going to happen, who is responsible for the action and the obligations the two Sudans are going to meet all through the way until the boundary is demarcated.
One of The four documents signed on the 8 March, 2013 extraordinary meeting in Addis Ababa shows how concerns and complaints can be submitted to JPSM Secretariat when either of the two parties does believe one has a concern to file.
The signing ceremony brought together the Defense Ministers of the Republic of Sudan, Abdul Raheem Mohammed Hussien and Defense Minister of the Republic of South Sudan General John Kuong Nyoun.
Former President of Nigeria General Abdulsalami Abubakar signed the agreement representing the African Union High Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and South Sudan.
The hope is the signing of this detailed implementation action plan facilitates the rest of the deals to come through with a series of similar meetings to happen as of 17 March, 2013 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.(ERTA)
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