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Kiir directs governors to implement security arrangement

By Morris Dogga

President Salva Kiir has directed the state governors and Paramount Chiefs bordering the safe demilitarized buffer zone to work with the national government to implement the security arrangement reached between Sudan and South Sudan, the Presidential Press Unit reported.

Kiir made the call on Tuesday at the state house while briefing the state governors and Chiefs bordering the Sudan.

The meeting was attended by the Presidential advisors, Defense and police chief to seek concise and up to date review on the progress in the joint political and security mechanisms on the borders between South Sudan and Sudan.

President Salva Kiir seeks answers on the status of the operationalization of the security arrangements agreed with the Republic of the Sudan on the safe demilitarization of the buffer zone.

President Kiir also called on the State governors and Paramount Chiefs to attend the national peace celebration that will take place in Juba on 30th of this month.

First Vice President Taban Deng Gai urged the State governors and paramount chiefs to support the national government in enhancing the working cooperation between the two countries.

Taban Deng Gai also emphasized on the opening of the six joint border corridors with Republic of the Sudan to boost trade between the two Countries.

Minister of Defense and Veteran Affairs, Kuol Manyang Juuk stressed the importance of implementing the security arrangements for the safe co-existence between the two Countries.

Meanwhile the Chief of Defense forces, General Gabriel Jok Riak urged President Salva Kiir to establish the technical team site to facilitate the implementation of the border demarcation between the two borders.

President Salva Kiir’s briefing of the State governors and paramount chiefs bordering Sudan aims at looking into the status along the borders of South Sudan and Sudan on the problems and progress in the joint political and security mechanism on the safe demilitarization of the buffer zones.

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