August 1, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — Sudanese foreign minister Ali Karti told his US counterpart Hillary Clinton that the main problem with the South Sudan is the security issue, the official SUNA reported Wednesday.
US Secretary of State, began on Wednesday an 11-day tour in the African continent where she will discuss issues related to peace, security and development. On Thursday she is expected in Juba for talks with the President Salva Kiir.
State department spokesperson Patrick Ventrell on Wednesday told reporters in Washington that Clinton during her visit to Juba will discuss the urgency to reach an agreement with Khartoum in the ongoing process mediated by the African Union in Addis Ababa.
During a telephone call he received from Clinton on Wednesday, Karti reiterated Sudan commitment to peaceful coexistence with all its neighbours stressing that the problem with the Republic of South Sudan is mainly a security one, the agency reported.
The Sudanese minister who blamed Juba for supporting rebel movements in Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan urged the US top diplomat to press Juba to disengage with the SPLM-N rebels and to stop harbouring Darfur holdout groups.
“In the absence of security there cannot be a permanent agreement between the two countries,”