KHARTOUM, March 16 (Xinhua) -- The joint political and security committee between Sudan and South Sudan is to resume its meetings on Sunday in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, Khartoum's Al Ray Al Am daily reported Saturday.
The preparatory panel of the joint committee has started arrangements for resuming the committee's meetings with the participation of the two countries' defense ministers, the paper said.
It added that the two sides would discuss topics related to the security arrangements and get acquainted with progress in the withdrawal of the two countries' armies from the demilitarized zone together with the issue of breaking the link between South Sudan's army and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM)/ northern sector.
Last week Khartoum and Juba signed in Addis Ababa a matrix deal of modality to implement the security arrangement deal as well as the cooperation agreement signed between them in Ethiopia in September last year.
Two days later, the two sides started withdrawing their forces from the joint border prior to establish a safe demilitarized zone as a practical step toward the implementation of the signed agreements.
The two sides further agreed to resume South Sudan's oil exportation through Sudan's pipeline in two weeks' time.