Sudan Security Deal To Get Oil Flowing Eyed
From Gulf Times
Arch-foes Sudan and South Sudan will come under pressure to reach a partial deal to secure their border at talks next week to clear the way for a resumption of oil exports and prevent a slide into economic collapse and war, diplomats said.
The armies of both countries have already clashed along their contested 1,800km-long boundary since the South seceded last year without resolving disputes including over the ownership of oil-producing territory.
The landlocked South shut down its entire crude output in January in a further argument with Khartoum over how much it should pay to export through Sudan. The move cut off the lifeblood of both economies.