Southern Sudanese crude is set to continue flowing through the export pipeline via former civil war foe Sudan, after the leaders of both nations pledged to end their ongoing disputes and honor an existing cross-border exports agreement at a meeting in Khartoum this week, .

In only his second state visit to Khartoum, Southern President Salva Kiir held a series of talks with his Sudanese counterpart ‘Umar al-Bashir in an attempt to avert a looming 6 September deadline set by Khartoum. This would have closed off the pipeline to all Southern crude oil (MEES, 30 August). (CONTINUED - 793 WORDS)