Khartoum - South Sudan's President
Salva Kiir landed in Khartoum on Tuesday for a summit aimed at averting a
shutdown of oil pipelines vital to both stricken economies, an AFP reporter
Kiir, wearing his trademark cowboy hat, arrived on a Kenya Airways jet at
about 07:10 GMT. The South Sudanese leader was welcomed on the tarmac by his
Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir and cabinet ministers as a military band
Sudan has threatened to close from Friday the lines carrying landlocked
South Sudan's oil exports - virtually its only source of foreign revenue.
Analysts expect Bashir will use the oil issue to earn concessions from the
South on issues including its alleged support for rebels in the north.
Kiir last visited Khartoum in October 2011, a few months after his country
became independent from Sudan under a peace deal which ended a 23-year civil