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South Sudan, Sudan Agree on Joint Border Force

Sudanese military ruler Lt Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir have agreed to set up a joint force to secure their two countries’ 1,800km- (1,120 mile-) border, state-owned channel Sudan TV has reported.

The agreement was announced following talks between the two leaders in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, on Thursday.

The two countries defence and foreign ministers also attended the talks.

Gen Burhan and Mr Kiir also discussed the disputed Abyei region, calling for “regular joint meetings” to resolve the dispute over the territory, the statement added.

Mr Kiir also briefed Burhan on the implementation of the 2018 South Sudan peace agreement, of which Sudan is one of the main guarantors.

BBC/Simeon Ugbodovon

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