Security Council welcomes resumption of talks between Sudan, South Sudan

Li Baodong

Members of the Security Council have welcomed the resumption of negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan.

Repeated incidents of cross-border violence have occurred between the two countries, including seizure of territory and aerial bombing. South Sudan became independent from Sudan in July 2011.

Security Council President Li Baodong of China said the negotiations are taking place under the auspices of the African Union high-level implementation panel.

However, while members of the Security Council noted there had been a reduction in border region violence, they remain concerned that important elements of Security Council resolution calling for an immediate halt to fighting between the two countries remain unresolved.

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