KHARTOUM, (Xinhua) --
Sudan and South Sudan on Thursday discussed means
of re-operating South Sudanese oil fields that were halted due
to the civil war which erupted in 2013.
Khartoum on Thursday hosted technical talks, chaired by
under-secretaries at oil ministries in the two countries.
“These talks tend to
follow up the technical aspects agreed upon and provide the
technical support for re-operating the oil fields in Unity State
of South Sudan together with the oil exported through the
Sudanese ports,” Bakheet Ahmed Abdalla, Undersecretary of
Sudan’s Ministry of Oil and Gas, told reporters.
“We have discussed
the issue of training human cadres in South Sudan at Khartoum
Oil Training Center,” he noted.
Undersecretary of South Sudan’s Ministry of Petroleum, for his
part, said that “the technical cooperation with Sudan is very
beneficial, and through the continued consultations between us,
we can implement the agreements signed by the two countries.”
separation with Sudan in 2011, South Sudan’s oil production
reached 245,000 barrels a day, but by late 2014 it dropped to
about 160,000 barrels a day due to the ongoing civil war which
broke out in the new-born state.
South Sudan has been
witnessing violent armed clashes between the government army and
defectors loyal to former vice-president Riek Machar since