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Salva Kiir in Libya to discuss South Sudan development


June 22, 2009 (SIRTE) — Sudanese First Vice President and President of southern Sudan government arrived today to Sirte airport where he will hold a series of meetings on Libyan contribution to southern Sudan development.

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Sudan FVP Salva Kiir Mayadrit after his arrival at Sirte Airport in Libya on June 22, 2009 (photo JANA)

Following his arrival Salva Kiir Mayadrit held a meeting with the Libyan Secretary General of the General People’s Committee (Prime minister) Al-Baghdadi Ali Al-Mahmudi. The meeting was also attended by the Libyan ministers of foreign affairs, finance, the directors of Libyan foundation for investment and the Secretary for cooperation.

The talks dealt with ways to strengthen the joint cooperation in areas of economic development and investment in agriculture projects and natural resources.

It was agreed during this meeting on the implementation of a number of programs to be supervised by a joint committee from the two sides.

The Vice-President is accompanied by the foreign minister Deng Alor and Southern Sudan ministers for economy and transport. He is expected to meet the Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi on Tuesday.

The Sudanese foreign minister also discussed with his Libyan counterpart in a meeting held on Monday evening the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Libya had pledged in the past to support southern Sudan development programmes and to invest there. Since April 2008 Libya formally invited Kiir to visit its capital to discuss these issues.


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  • 23 June 2009 05:34, by khamis Isaac

    Dear Kiir,

    your visit to Libya will not change your political weakness nor adding any on CPA due to luck of political vision.

    Libya was the first country to supply guns and ammunions to the SPLA in 1983 (the gun called Jamus)and the Libyian leader COL Gadiffi had two vision statement which need political expert to over come what he think and I think you not over come them. this is why they always agreed and disagreed on some issues with late Dr John because he believed on PAN Africa and at the same time he had Arabs believed and he had been in power for 40 years, your visit to his country need a politcial master minded to witness the way he speak.

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    • 23 June 2009 07:09, by peemoney

      isaac u only talk u kno nothing abt politic juss left kiir along juss wait wen ur time come every s sudan ,ll c

      u better apprciated kiir he united southerness

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      • 23 June 2009 08:31, by william wol

        Dear president, it is good to visit so many countries in Africa sa much as you can but aviod moving to Khartuom alliane with southerners key ministers on the same board.For Arab ramins an Arab. please take great caution for your life whenever meeting with an arab.

        Thanks for your definite commitment towards southerners liberty!

        God bless you.

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        • 23 June 2009 09:45, by macharia

          Thank mr President for creating relationship with the neighbouring countries, this will develop our Nation faster than before. though mr isaac think Libyan gov,t are enmy, it is good to bring them back to peace than keep all bad records.
          Isaac get lost from politice if you still young and wait for your time to come, that will be better than to share the bone with the big dogs.

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          • 23 June 2009 10:41, by wkuanyin

            Bravo H.E President for that move to strengthen your relationship with sisters countries.Go head to all countries boardering south sudan.down mr Isaac with your uncles the enemy of peace in the south sudan ,the time will come when u will face the result of your dim politics .

            Southerners OYeei

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          • 23 June 2009 15:30, by Dinka Aliap Chawul

            I dont see why u r down with Mr Khamis? he is also making his political contributions to his(Kiir) tour & aims,plz brotha let learns to understand before we blame.Take it right & be cautious if u`d lyk 2 response anyway.Ur thought are Welcomeable.

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    • 23 June 2009 11:40, by emmanuel adol

      so who are those political experts? please be minded with those idiocy comments.

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  • 23 June 2009 11:20, by Matot de Akech Matot .

    Dear Vic President& President(GOSS)Kiir Mayaardit . Iam here to ask you some fews questions, Now are you really going to develop south Sudan country ? if yes why are you not remove mr Awet Akot in governership . In south Sudan roads there is no development on roads just dusty roads . What kind of development are you always moving to they African countries ? I know they pay you lots of money to builds south but not . Mr Kiir there is more challenges into your leadership government . People like Lam Akol are having right to form that party of SPLM/DC because they see no kind of changes . Please do not move around to very country of asking help to develop south and you not .
    In fact i would like from you to give people of Lake state a freedom of their said that remove this logs of old tree Awet Akot in that post of governer . mr Kiir i don’t know why people of Lake state are always being complaining about this guy and you not agrees their ideas maybe he contributed your policy ideas make sur this concept ideas is total wrong .What you should do is to look first the weather of human being that can be rules to such a kind live Awet . We don’t want mr logs to be a governer in the next round election vote .I know three quater are like Awet this people are you and rest of showing his nepotism to them please you should understand the all crying of people in Lake state, Awet is a person of no importance to us governership is not his family kingdom . That is Democratic leadership man .They way he leads us is not delight or deliver goods to us .

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    • 23 June 2009 11:34, by emmanuel adol

      removing awet akot cannot develop dusty roads that you are talking about and i think also there is no body can reject you from joining splm dc, stop insulting mr president.

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      • 23 June 2009 12:33, by khamis Isaac

        Dear Peemoney, William Wol, Macharia, Wkuanyin, Emmanual Adol and Matot Akech, I know Salva Kiir more than you all guys, I first know him in March 1984 when he was commanding our Tiger baitellon around Pachalla where he was taken back to Ethiopia when some his forces defacted into (Nyanget)and I am also been a long with him until the peace was signed so my friends do not try aurgue with me regarding his political weakness.

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      • 23 June 2009 12:56, by Senior Child Soldier

        Hah My God Who created Agar. by the way, are Agar Dinkas or not I’m doubt , They kills themselves, their in-laws, relatives anguish of an countable in lakes States even minority Tribe/section like what had happened in Wulu. Dinkas respected minority of what so ever but Agar not, Dinkas naturally understand murder but Agar not understand all these things completed I guess they have different genetic but they learned Dinka language by chance, look at your states, No Road, sometime Radio FM IN Rumbek is called Radio Rumbek instead of called Radio Lakes, where is justices in Rumbek and you are singled out Awet Akot as problem.
        Rumbek is the only states that shall experience the development after every county of Southern Sudan gone far forget about other States.
        NB: not by surprise Awet Akot is going out soon, but are you going to talk to Kiir to United your Counties/Payams and Bomas in Lakes still you will blame Kiir again. My sorrow goes to instant women and children in Lakes States who are mess-up for some political interests
        Bravo Mr. President for your surprising visited To Libya but Remember y Southern Sudan enemies are not sleeping. But No worry we being you because leadership is from God but not by choice even if you have got PHD or more.
        By Senior Child soldier

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        • 23 June 2009 16:08, by Dinka Aliap Chawul

          Dear Soldierboy.You must learns something if u wants to create rifts by segregating Agar community.First of all i dont supports removal of Mr Awet Akot from his governorship but ur uncle is not a unifying figure.Why? let me reminds u if u are his nuclear/extended family with him,Mr Awet Akot loots our 37 cattles in 1988 to fed his family though some where used to fed the army(SPLA) which left us in every vunerable positions as u can emergence dear how much it might be during dat time(famine).So pliz we know what this politicians are for us but at this stage we`re big enough to go back to those dark days or criticise certain communities since no society is better off than others.LEARNS TO RESPECTS COMMUNITIES.

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    • 23 June 2009 13:44, by Sala Gai

      To: Matot de Akech Matot

      Removing of Awet Akot is a different to these topic, why don’t you learn more so to undergone missunderstanding.

      Think big before you comment on topic.

      it’s your cho-rus thinking.

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    • 24 June 2009 11:58, by Peter Aarai

      Hahahah it really interesting to hear people asking Salva kiir to removed Daniel Awet in his governing position. I have already understand why Salva is visiting other countries, it not about to removed Awet or to solved the problem in Lakes but development in roads,agricultural.i live in lakes for 15 years and is very hard and hard for people of lakes how live in peace, it really hard like teaching a cow how to dance. looks at what happening in
      Wulu or mvolo where small clans lives and Agars want to finished them killing them and looted their belonging and even burning their huts.

      again Im not against Agars in general but some figures who created problem between communities in lakes.

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  • 23 June 2009 13:28, by raanaguachraan

    Dear Dr Kiir Mayardit, i am well pleased to see how you are moving like the rest of the world leaders.
    we fought and we talks and in that way, that is the way it’s should be otherwise go ahead with your planning.
    Libyan knew southern Sudan very well than others countries in Africa. KIIR, be the man of your country. and thank you. by Red Army.

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    • 23 June 2009 14:37, by Senior Child Soldier

      Your dramatizes my dear here is your quotation( Mr Kiir there is more challenges into your leadership government . People like Lam Akol are having right to form that party of SPLM/DC because they see no kind of changes . Please do not move around to very country of asking help to develop south and you not . In fact i would like from you to give people of Lake state a freedom of their said that remove this logs of old tree Awet Akot in that post of governer)

      My Dear completely I understand there is No legitimate in your state otherwise website is not a right place for you to report weakness of your Governor but because you are traumatize that is why you links Kiir visits with Your governor Problem , hope you can understand better now yah. .

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      • 23 June 2009 15:17, by doublebookdialled

        Dear Mr.President
        It is good to build foreign relation with our neighboring countries in order to tied political stand in the region, however, do not forget that a family always remain a family, Arab countries remain Arabs though they are toured thousand times, they will not stop their support to their murderer of the true Africans.

        In addition to that i hope it would be nice for you to wake up for internal relation(for southerners) before going for external relations.

        Please give internal issues more time than external issues as we will not go for election based on foreign relation but for local voters.

        see your people stays


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  • 23 June 2009 15:12, by Dinka Aliap Chawul

    I dore our president efferts to creates good relationships with his neighbouring counterparts at this time because we wants to increase our potential recognitions as independent people in the region as well to international level but our relationships with such a religious & heinious dictator should be limite as soon we got our independent because campanionship with such a people is unhealthy.DEMOCRATISATIONS OF AFRICA IS OUR MOTO AS SOUTHERNERS.

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    • 23 June 2009 22:02, by Spla Commando

      Dear Child Soldier,

      You must learn to understand the causes that made Agaar people to behaves that way,these are peace loving people, nationlist,partriots and backbone of the so.called new Sudan and defenders of CPA without Agaar on track leave alone denying them of being not true Dinkas, the stressed for South Sudan Independence won’t be achieve, because all other tribes in the South can revolt, others switch nationalities as Ugandans and majority of them prepare to join Bashir at the table of blood-money in Khartoum when things get hotter in Sudan leaving Agaar and Malual-giernyang to tackle it out with the enemy and all forms of Nyigat in the South .

      Let me remind all those who point acussing fingers to Agaar as being lawless people, this is wrong, Agaar are like snake, if you rattle a snake you will be prepare to be beaten by it.

      NB. To all the Agaar Community in their respective counties of Greater Rumbek, I call up on you to shun violence and leave in peace with your neighbors and minority groups side by side in one peace like it used to be in the paste. as this new pace of widespread violence that has rocked our States and especially the three Counties of Rumbek have given dogs and uncouth communities to blame,challenge our manhood, and abused our very existence daily.

      please stop kiling each other and let’s be united for a common enemy.Agaar oyee!

      SPLA Commando

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      • 24 June 2009 05:50, by agar

        Dear Child soldier.

        Yes Agaar are the peaceful people and nationalist and partriots. There are lots of people who against Agaar but minjority of them they like Agaar. It is too late now for those who don,t like Agaar. Agaar people they were made history during 1955 -1956 upto now. who were the first people started Anya-Anya one period it were Agaar.

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        • 24 June 2009 08:18, by gatdet

          yes in case we see and listern please could point out the first Anya-Anya one top leaders before we proced through the story of Anya-Anya one movement after to the patriots

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        • 24 June 2009 09:28, by Abuk D- Nhial

          Of course Gordon Muortat Jong involved the cause of ANYA-NYA one but with right reasons.

          To child soldier,sometimes people blame scorpion for stinging them but scorpion has a right of saying "I protect my self to push aside the one that wanted to kill me’.

          Quote understandable today that the GOSS is and will stand by Agar,but if we agaar accepts unity with Basire,there would be no further denial.
          But as we are growing deep in academics,there would be no conflicts in Agaar land or to their neighbours yet right request needs fulfillment from the head of GOSS.

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          • 24 June 2009 09:30, by Abuk D- Nhial

            Kiir is right to make that in Libya.

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            • 24 June 2009 10:39, by Makol Dhal

              I personally realy appreciated Salva Kiir his move,strong ties with sisterly countries is the only relief to infant region of southern Sudan.my dear president go ahead while focus on the trust of those countries that may be eager to have interdependence with southern Sudan to have them.

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