Kenya, South Sudan agree to pacify communities to enhance border peace

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-03 03:14:33|Editor: yan
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NAIROBI, July 2 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan and South Sudan on Tuesday agreed to pacify communities on their common borders in order to promote regional peace.

Governor of Kenya's Turkana County Josphat Nanok and governor of South Sudan's Kapoeta State Louis Lojore Lobong held a bilateral consultative meeting in Nairobi on the joint international boundary.

"The parties are committed to resolving any issues amicably through diplomatic channels including Africa Union Border Programme without third party's interference," the two governors said in a joint statement released after the meeting.

The meeting was held as a result of the agreement between Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and South Sudan's President Salva Kiir to fast-track the implementation of the memorandum of understanding on boundary delimitation and demarcation between the two countries.

The two governors from two neighboring areas welcomed the initiative of both governments in signing the MoU for boundary delimitation and demarcation to facilitate the setting up of joint cooperation mechanisms.