UN envoy says Sudan and South Sudan withdrawing troops from demilitarized zone

A United Nations envoy reports that Sudan and South Sudan have begun withdrawing their troops from a safe demilitarized border zone.  UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has been briefed on the latest agreements between the two countries.

Haile Menkerios, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, told Mr. Ban that both Governments had instructed oil companies to begin producing, transporting and exporting oil from South Sudan through Sudan.

The Secretary-General commended both Governments for their determination to implement their agreements and reaffirmed the UN’s readiness to assist the parties in this endeavour.

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