“South Sudan is for peace and is not ready to go back to war. The people of South Sudan have suffered much and this is time for them to enjoy the fruits of peace with the resources they have,” he was quoted in the statement as telling US President Barrack Obama.
The two countries’ armies have clashed in the past few days in a bid to control the 1,800 km (1,200-mile) border, much of it oil fields.
The conflict began in January when South Sudan shut its entire 350,000 b/d oil production accusing Sudan of stealing crude oil worth $815 million from the north’s oil pipelines that lead to Port Sudan.
The three rounds of talks mediated by the African Union have failed to resolve the conflict as Sudan wants South Sudan to pay $36 transit fees for every barrel of oil exported via the northern pipeline, while South Sudan has insisted on paying $1.
The two nations are currently involved in peace talks in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa aimed at resolving the crisis.
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Voice of America
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Minneapolis Star Tribune
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