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Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the progress made by Sudan and South Sudan in negotiations

By Japan - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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TOKYO, Japan, September 4, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Japan welcomes the progress made by the governments of Sudan and South Sudan in negotiations over the issues, including oil, under the Communiqué of the African Union Peace and Security Council, and the UN Security Council Resolution 2046.

Japan calls on the two governments to abide by existing agreements such as security measures in the border areas, the demarcation of the border, and issues concerning Abyei, and to swiftly implement them. It also urges the both governments to continue negotiations and promptly agree on the all outstanding issues in accordance with the African Union's roadmap, as well as with the UNSC Resolution.