Sudan and South Sudan oil deal applauded

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Leaders in the United States and Europe have praised the agreement reached by Sudan and South Sudan to end a drawn-out oil dispute that led to dire economic consequences and prompted fears of war.

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who just visited South Sudan as part of her current trip through Africa, meted out praise to both countries.

“We praise the courage of the Republic of South Sudan’s leadership in taking this decision,” she said on Saturday.
“Now was the time to bring (the oil) impasse to a close, for the good of the people of South Sudan and their aspirations for a better future in the face of ongoing challenges.”

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