Sept 12, 2019 (Nyamilepedia)– Sudan’s Newly appointed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok arrived in South Sudan on Thursday on his first official visit since becoming Prime Minister following the ouster of ex-Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir.
Upon his arrival in Juba, Hamdok expressed his happiness and said that he considered South Sudan as his second home.
“I am very delighted to be here in my second home, Juba. We are looking for a very strategic, very distinguished relationship between our two nations, and the sky is the limit for this relationship,” Hamdok said upon his arrival in the capital Juba.
He says that the new Sudanese government looks forward to establishing and promoting relations between the two neighboring countries.
“We hope to have a very prosperous relationship that will address issues of trade, border issue, oil, free movement of our people between the two countries and all these agendas,” he said.
For her part, the newly appointed South Sudan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Awut Deng Achuil pointed out that, it’s high time for the two neighboring nations to resolve their internal affairs amicably and embark on promoting peace and stability.
“Time has come for us to stop the war in two Sudans”, said South Sudan Foreign Minister while addressing the media at the state house with her Sudansese counterpart.
South Sudan seceded from the North in 2011 after decades of deadly civil war that claimed millions of lives. In recent years, the two countries have agreed to normalize relations, strengthen cross-border trade and resolve outstanding border disputes currently in the balance without settlement.