Last week saw a number of significant occurrences in the on-going negotiations in Addis Ababa between Sudan and South Sudan under the auspices of the African Union’s High Level Implementation Panel.
Among other important issues, South Sudan tabled a 67-page document titled Agreement on Friendly Relations and Cooperation (AFRC) between the Republic of South Sudan and the Republic of Sudan, which outlines Juba’s proposal on the crucial issues under discussion in Addis Ababa.
The document basically makes significant offers to Sudan on security and borders; nationality and protection of the status of nationals of the other state; economic relations; modalities for the determination of the status of Abyei; and the contentious issue of the negotiations between Sudan and the SPLM-North rebels, among others.
Some of the proposals presented in the document touch on oil, resumption of oil production, financing of budget gaps for Sudan, and Abyei. On the issue of oil, the South Sudan proposal document substantially raises the country’s offer for the use of the oil pipelines in Sudan from the initial $1/barrel to $7.26/barrel for the use of pipelines operated by Petrodar and $9.1/barrel for those of the Greater Nile Petroleum Company (GNPC).
The document further proposes that for oil production to
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