Khartoum, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir Mayardit on Tuesday agreed to expedite the determination of the zero line to establish a safe demilitarized zone in the border area before mid-November.
According to a joint communique issued at the conclusion of joint talks between al-Bashir and Kiir in the South Sudanese capital of Juba, the two sides agreed to coordinate together to prevent supporting and hosting of armed movements.
They also agreed to expedite establishment of Abyei administration, its legislative council together with the police bodies, stressing that the 2 percent share, which is specified for the area from the oil revenues, is to be paid.
According to the communique, the two sides agreed to pardon the holders of diplomatic passports in the two countries from entry visa as a first step toward facilitating the movement of citizens and opening the border passages between the two countries.
The two sides further expressed delight over the progress achieved in the flow of oil export operations, reiterating the importance of joint action to ensure exemption of external debts, support the development in the two countries and immediately begin coordination for complete management of the borders to be a bridge for communication and exchange of benefits.
Meanwhile, the communique pointed to the importance of enhancing the cooperation between the two central banks and the banking sector in the two countries, speeding up the work of the joint committees, monitoring the oil exportation and convening a conference for the border states by mid of December 2013.