Sudan and South Sudan commended for security and economic agreementsListen /
Agreements signed by the governments of Sudan and South Sudan on security, the common border and economic relations, are vital to a stable and prosperous future for both countries.
That's according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who has welcomed the agreements, signed in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, on Thursday.
Martin Nesirky is spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General.
"The Secretary-General commends the leaders of both countries, particularly President Bashir and President Kiir, for demonstrating the statesmanship that made a comprehensive agreement possible, and for having once again chosen peace over war." (Duration: 12″)
Mr. Ban also urged both countries to find solutions to the future of disputed and claimed areas, and the final status of the oil-rich Abyei region.
The Secretary-General will speak at a high-level meeting onSudan and South Sudan at the UN on Thursday afternoon.