Sudan, South Sudan Pledge Peace, Seek Investment
Sudan and South Sudan pledged to work together to rebuild their shattered economies and not to return to war in a joint plea for foreign investment after signing a critical trade and border agreement last month.
In their first high-profile appearance together since signing the deals, ministers from the two countries told an investment conference in Vienna they would work to make peace.
“I assure you … we are committed, both countries, not to go back to war. We are committed to talk and talk and talk,” Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali Ahmed Karti said.
The African neighbours signed two weeks ago in Ethiopia several agreements to end hostilities and resume key oil exports from the South through Sudan after coming close to war in April.