President Kiir’s visit to Khartoum opens “new page”

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President Kiir’s visit to Khartoum opens “new page”

Posted 2014-11-06 08:33:06

South Sudan’s foreign affairs minister has hailed president Salva Kiir’s visit to neighboring Sudan as a success. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, who accompanied Kiir to Khartoum on Tuesday, told reporters on his return to Juba on Wednesday that “a new page” had been opened between Sudan and South Sudan. “We can say that this is a new page – a new page of cooperation; a new page of working for peace in South Sudan, as well as in the Sudan,” said Benjamin. According to the minister, the one-day visit, at the invitation of Sudanese President Omer Hassan al-Bashir, had to be extended when the meeting between the two leaders ran ahead of schedule. ...