AU led talks between Sudans resume on MondayBy XINHUA | Saturday, June 2 2012 at 14:28
Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to go back to the negotiation table, under African Union mediation, Khartoum's Al-Sudani daily reported Saturday.
According to the paper, representatives of the two countries meet on Monday to set up a roadmap for the talks.
Those involved at the planning stage include ministers of Defence and Interior from the two countries as well as security chiefs. The issues on the table include hostilities, support for rebel movements and reactivating mechanisms of border security.
Ahead of the meeting, the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel on Sudan (AUHIP) has set up a tripartite committee to lead negotiation meetings.
In the past, the two countries have negotiated in Addis Ababa on a number of issues, including security, oil and border, but negotiations ceased after breakout of armed clashes between the two countries at the oil-rich border area of Heglig.
As a result, the African Union Peace and Security Council on April 24 issued a resolution urging the UN Security Council (UNSC) to support its demands for Sudan and South Sudan to stop hostilities within 48 hours, resume negotiations within two weeks, and complete the peace agreement in three months.
On May 2, the UNSC adopted a resolution demanding Sudan and South Sudan to "immediately cease all hostilities, including aerial bombardments, not later than 48 hours from the adoption of the resolution.
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