Sudan’s Customs Director General Lt. General Bashir Al –Tahir and South Sudan’s Deputy Inspector General of Police, Tomas Jack signed the cooperation agreement.
The Joint Political and Security Mechanism (JPSM) between Sudan and South Sudan deliberated about how to put the cooperation agreements in the areas of oil, trade, customs cooperation, and border crossings that were agreed between the two nations in September 2022 into effect.
The conclusion was reached during the JPSM meeting’s 20th session, which took place in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, from January 17–20, 2023. The conference was attended by Lt. Gen. Yassin Ibrahim Yassin of Sudan’s Defense Ministry, Angelina Teny of South Sudan’s Interior Ministry, interior ministers from both countries, and officials of political and security institutions.
In a statement issued “the two parties also reviewed the directions issued by the presidential summit on January 12, 2023, and how to put them into practice, including the problem of organizing joint troops on the borders between the two nations.”
The United Nations Mission in Abyei (UNISFA) and the security mechanism for verification and border control each presented two reports to the meeting, and both sides commended the missions for their work and expressed a desire to work together to ensure secure borders.
The deployment of joint security forces along the South Sudan-Sudan border to ensure the safe and unhindered movement of goods and services between the sister nations was one of the resolutions that the JPSM agreed upon, according to South Sudan’s Defense Minister.
She also revealed that in order to expedite the opening of northern routes from Renk-Kosti as well as from Meiram-Aweil, the high committee organized a subcommittee headed by the army commanders of the two nations.