The South Sudanese and Ugandan governments signed a memorandum of understanding following a conference held at a hotel in Juba on Tuesday and Wednesday, agreeing to delimit borders through a technical committee.
Ebunyu Wilson Ogaro, the head of the Ugandan delegation, said that the joint committee will work together to define their borders using modern equipment like GPS together with available maps.
Barnaba Marial, South Sudan’s Foreign Minister, said the border committee sets up the two countries for a “win-win situation”. He said they need a borders policy that allows citizens to cross easily between the two countries.
“Soft borders will serve the two communities so that it will make it easy for our people to move across the border without problems so that they understand these borders have been put there but it does not stop them from crossing the border to get salt from the other partner,” said Barnaba.