May 15, 2021 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Beatrice Khamisa Wani and her Sudanese counterpart, Mariam Al-Saddiq Al-Mahdi held talks on several issues in the capital, Juba on Saturday.
- South Sudan’s Foreign minister, Beatrice Khamisa Wani (R) and her Sudanese counterpart, Mariam Al-Saddiq Al-Mahdi in Juba on May 15, 2021 (SUNA photo)
Also present was South Sudan’s deputy Foreign minister, Deng Dau.
The meeting mainly discussed the bilateral and regional issues of common concern and prospects for cooperation and coordination between Sudan and South Sudan in regional and international issues.
The officials also explored the reactivation of the joint mechanisms of cooperation.
Bilateral relations between South Sudan and the Sudan were officially started on 9 July 2011 following the former’s independence from the latter and Sudan was the first country in the world to recognize South Sudan’s independence.
However, since South Sudan’s independence, relations between the two countries have been poor, with both sides initially accusing the other of supporting rebel groups in the other’s territory.