Sudan, South Sudan to restart oil flow

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Addis Ababa - Sudan and South Sudan on Tuesday signed an agreement for the implementation of the matrix which agrees to restart oil flow from South Sudan through pipelines in Sudan within two weeks.

During the signing ceremony of the agreement for the implementation of details in the security agreement, former President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa, who is also African Union High Implementation Panel (AUHIP) Chair said: "Fortunately and happily, those discussions have now been concluded."

Through the mediation of the AUHIP, the two countries last Friday signed an agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the practical implementation of a security agreement which was signed in September last year.

The two countries said that they would be committed to the implementation of the agreements.

Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the AU Commission, expressed confidence that the two governments would act accordingly and implement their commitments expeditiously and in good faith.

The next meeting is scheduled for 17 March 2013 to review progress in the implementation of this agreement, including mechanisms for receiving concerns and complaints, according to the AU.

The matrix cooperation agreement was signed on September 27, 2012 in Addis Ababa and on Tuesday the implementation agreement was signed.  –