Juba, South Sudan,
June 21, 2021 – South Sudan Information Minister, Michael Makuei Lueth has today met and briefed President Salva Kiir in his office about meetings they held with his Sudanese counterparts at the Joint Border Commission.
Makuei is co-chair of the Joint Border Commission, a body tasked by two governments to resolve the border conflict between Sudan and South Sudan.
According to a press release from the Presidential Unit, Mr. Makuei who also doubles as the government’s Spokesman has briefed President Kiir on the outcome of his recent visit to Khartoum where he led the South Sudan government delegation for negotiations on issues to do with the border between the two countries.
South Sudan-Sudan Joint Border Commission and Joint Demarcation Commission are working closely to prepare a detailed description of the borderline between the two countries.
Speaking to the media after the meeting, Makuei said Kiir directed him to continue with the negotiations until the border dispute between the two Countries is amicably resolved, adding that while he was in Khartoum, he also briefed the leadership of Sudan Transitional Sovereign Council on the progress of the Joint Border Commission and they commended the efforts being made.
Over the past two days, the head of the Sudanese Transitional Military Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan urged the Joint Border Commission to arrive at an agreement so that the social and economic interaction between the two Sudan is achieved.