Saying that the recent matrix implementation agreement concluded between Juba and Khartoum on their post-secession question was a positive step, Russia Thursday called for further cooperation between the two countries to cement confidence-building process.
Omar Dahab, Sudan's ambassador to Russia, was quoted as saying that the Russian government has commended the two sides for signing the agreement, and that the Russians have stressed the need for further cooperation while calling on the international community to observe neutrality in dealing with Juba and Khartoum.
Ambassador Dahab was quoted by the official news agency (SUNA) as saying that the Russian government has also expressed conviction that 'this trend should be backed to ensure continuity and development in the peace process. The international community's efforts should be exercised, in this regard, with neutrality and objectivity.'
The Russians, the ambassador said, have stressed that Khartoum and Juba should be boosted to enable them fully implement the matrix of the agreements they signed on 27 December, 2013.