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Omar Al-Bashi receives special message from South Sudanese counterpart

Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir on Sunday received a special message from his South Sudanese counterpart, President Salva Kiir Mayardit, on the latest developments in South Sudan and on bilateral relations between the two countries. Kiir’ special envoy, Taller Ring Deng, who delivered the message, told reporters that the message dealt with issues of mutual interest between both countries.

This is the first contact between the two presidents since the Kiir side signed a ceasefire deal with rival anti-government group, led by former vice president Dr. Riek Machar, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, late last week.

Deng said Kiir’s message elaborated on ways and means of reactivating the previously concluded cooperation agreements.

He said Kiir briefed Al-Bashir on the latest developments in South Sudan and thanked the Sudanese government for its hospitality to South Sudanese citizens who fled the violence back home.

Pana 27/01/2014