KHARTOUM, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Sudan and South Sudan on Sunday reiterated commitment to the cooperation agreement signed between them, stressing the importance of speeding up the agreement's implementation and finding a satisfactory settlement for outstanding issues.
South Sudan chief negotiator Pagan Amum on Sunday held intensive talks with a number of Sudanese government officials in a bid to implement the cooperation agreement signed between the two countries in September in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
"We are trying through these meetings to remove the barriers to implement the cooperation agreement for the benefit of the two peoples and enhance the security in the two countries. The two sides have reiterated full commitment to the agreement," Amum told reporters here Sunday.
He said the talks focused on the role of the two countries' political leadership in removing the barriers which hamper the full implementation of the agreement, crystallizing strategic relations, developing the joint action, and achieving the interests of the two peoples.
Sudanese President Assistant Nafie Ali Nafie, for his part, said the two sides agreed on the importance of accelerating the work to overcome barriers and challenges to implement the cooperation agreement as a guarantee for the future ties between the two countries.
Amum arrived in Khartoum on Saturday to hold talks with Sudanese government officials to reactivate the cooperation agreement.
The joint political and security committee between the two sides is expected to meet in Khartoum this week to discuss the issues of difference and implement the signed agreements as one package.
On Sept. 27, Sudan and South Sudan signed a package of agreements on various issues during a presidential summit in Addis Ababa.
Witnessed by members of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel on Sudan (AUHIP), the two sides inked three deals on cooperation, security and post-secession matters.