South Sudan VP to Visit Khartoum



The newly appointed South Sudan first vice president Taban Deng will visit Sudan next week, reported local media on Sunday quoting Juba ambassador to Khartoum Mayan Madout.
Taban is reportedly waiting for coordination with Sudan government to announce specific date for his proposed visit to the country.
The visit comes in the context of improving bilateral ties.
Taban is expected to brief Sudanese officials on latest political development in South Sudan.
South Sudan president Salva Kiir appointed last week the minister of minerald Taban Deng as first vice president to succeed armed opposition leader RiekMachar who fled Juba amid eruption of violence earlier this month in Juba caused by military confrontation between the president forces and Riek Machar supporters.
Machar has considered Deng’s appointment as a violation to the peace deal signed between the two parties last year, aimed at ending the three year civil war in South Sudan.