MOSCOW, September 10. /TASS/. Foreign Ministers of Sudan and South Sudan Ibrahim Ghandour and Barnaba Benjamin will conclude an agreement on cooperation following talks in Moscow, the South Sudanese foreign minister said on Thursday.
According to him, the document will envisage that Moscow will be the center of interaction between the two countries.
For his part, the Sudanese foreign minister noted that the parties had been able to come to an agreement within a short period of time. In this connection, a relevant agreement has been prepared. They agreed to map out the next steps, which would be approved in this agreement with the participation of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Moscow hopes for success in the normalization of relations between Khartoum and Juba, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday opening talks with his counterparts from Sudan and South Sudan Ibrahim Ghandour and Barnaba Benjamin.
"In the course of the bilateral meetings we felt sincere interest in fully normalizing relations and establishing cooperation," he said.
"We are convinced that, in spite of all inevitable difficulties in this process and attempts from outside to hinder it, there is every reason to hope the talks will be successful," Lavrov said.