ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Sudan and South Sudan's presidents are in Ethiopia's capital for talks over oil and border disputes to meet a deadline imposed by the United Nations Security Council which threatened sanctions if the two nations fail to resolve their disagreements.
Sudan President Omar al-Bashir will meet with South Sudanese leader Salva Kiir in Addis Ababa on Sunday, the deadline imposed by the U.N.
Ethiopia's foreign affairs ministry says Ethiopia's newly elected prime minister is consulting with both leaders before they meet.
South Sudan suspended oil export in January, and border clashes in April nearly escalated to war between the neighboring countries. African Union peace talks have helped ease tensions with an oil exportation and revenue sharing deal reached in August, but Sudan insists it needs a border security agreement in place before allowing South Sudan to use its pipelines.