The Chairperson of the Commission notes with satisfaction that this meeting marks the final extraordinary meeting of the JPSM
held under the auspices of the AUHIP, and that future meetings of the JPSM
will be ordinary meetings, convened and managed by the Parties themselves.
held constructive discussions on the demilitarization of the "14-mile Area" (a section of the border) and remains seized of the matter.
It was also decided that the JPSM
will hold its next ordinary meeting in Khartoum on 16 November where they will discuss a report by UNFISA force commander.
Any postponement of the Committee meetings, or delay in the enforcement of security arrangements as provided in the implementation matrix for the cooperation agreements will impact negatively the progress in the implementation of remaining cooperation agreements", Al-Muez Farouk, a JPSM
member from the Sudanese side said in statements to the private TV channel Ashorooq on Wednesday.
border corridor committee, it noted, is to set up mechanisms to harmonise and coordinate activities to manage the border areas, nearly two years after the closure following South Sudan's secession in July 2011.
The report stated that the JPSM
Secretariat will hold a meeting on the same day in preparation for the committee meeting with African Union (AU) mediation team headed by Thabo Mbeki on April 22nd.
Meanwhile, both two countries have been tasked to prepare proposals on the formation of this committee, its term of references, which will be discussed during the next extraordinary JPSM
meeting at a date, yet to be fixed.
In Khartoum, General Emad Al-Deen Addawim, who co-chairs the technical JPSM
team, confirmed to Sudanese radio the full withdrawal of Mile 14, saying it showed South Sudan was serious about implementing the 8 and 12 March agreements.
Khartoum and Juba will prepare proposals on the formation of this committee and its term of references and discuss it in an extraordinary JPSM
He also affirmed his country's readiness to discuss all security concerns raised through the JPSM
as well as demonstrate sufficient flexibility to launch any new mechanisms that may allay fears and build trust between the two ex-foes.