Abyei Region Key as Sudan, South Sudan Leaders Meet

The leaders of Sudan and South Sudan are meeting Tuesday in the latest effort to resolve outstanding issues between the two nations, including the fate of the disputed oil-rich Abyei region.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir traveled to South Sudan’s capital Juba for the talks with President Salva Kiir. Last month, they met in Sudan to avert a shutdown of South Sudanese oil exports through Sudan’s pipelines.

Officials from both countries have stressed the critical role Bashir and …