KHARTOUM - The leaders of Sudan and South Sudan will hold their second summit in a month on Jan. 24, a Sudanese official said on Tuesday, in a fresh bid to defuse tensions over oil, territory and other disputes.
The neighbors came close to war in April in the worst border clashes since South Sudan declared independence from Sudan in 2011.After mediation from the African Union, both agreed in September to resume oil exports from the landlocked South through Sudan, a lifeline for both struggling economies.
But mutual distrust remains deep and neither side has yet withdrawn its armies from the border, a condition for both to restart oil flows.
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