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South Sudan office to EU urges Solana to support peace full implementation

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September 3, 2009 (BRUSSELS) – Southern Sudan Liaison Office to Belgium and the European Union urged the European Union to support full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended more than two decades of war in the country.

EU’s foreign policy chief Javier Solana, during a visit to the Egyptian capital yesterday, said opposed to the establishment to an independent state in southern Sudan and supported calls to maintain a united Sudan.

The semi-autonomous region, in accordance with the peace agreement, should hold a referendum within two years on self-determination amid growing frustration over the CPA implementation and calls for the establishment of an independent state in southern Sudan.

The signing of the peace agreement was witnessed by the EU and other regional and international countries and organizations in a ceremony held in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on January 9, 2005.

"Having helped sponsor the peace process and witnessed the signing of the CPA in January 2005, the EU and the High Representative (Solana) cannot afford to endorse the non-implementation of any articles of the agreement that has brought an end to the decades of destruction and war between the parties," said the liaison office in a statement released today in Brussels.

GOSS office further said Solana, instead of supporting unity, should urge the CPA parties to implement the remaining issues "including those on the right to self-determination for the people of South Sudan."

Solana came amid difference between the two peace partners over the referendum bill. The National Congress Party says separation must be made difficult to achieve in order to preserve unity and requests that it can only be declared with 75% of votes while the SPLM proposes it can be made by simple majority.

The NCP and SPLM are expected to meet next week to discuss the outstanding issues on the bill.

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  • 4 September 2009 07:36, by Grader

    Solana has to be told without mixing words that current problem in Sudan was cultivated by European colonial activities. He should shut up or else will be judged as a party to our nation’s ...

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  • 4 September 2009 07:52, by Sunlight

    The problem of Southern Sudan is not lack of resources, our problem is mismanagement of the available rsources by SPLM thieves and thier allies.

    EU should not make the mistake of injecting cash into the stomach of these greedy looters. We need tangible projects directly supervised by the EU. These "Jungles" must not see the money; else they will do everything to steal it, they don not care or know anything called development.I’ve warn you!

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    • 4 September 2009 10:02, by fearlessmen

      to you Mr Sunkist or Sodom sunlight
      what is your problem is it because DINKA has not give you any position in south or what? you will die without gaining anything in this world of DINKA commit suicide

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      • 4 September 2009 13:02, by telfajbago

        Thumb to you up SPLM/A laison office,I doubt whether President Mubarak of Egypt had not asked Solana to join the Muslim brothers group of Egypt,thus he was driven by cheer emotions to make his compromising statement in total absent of his known mind,or is it sell-out to Arabs after the retirement,it is the EU with the help of the international community that mid-wifed the coming up of the CPA between the two partners,and if not Solana in person,then was his representative that crowned the signning of the CPA in Nairobi,so what is new letting you to renagede from supporting southerners right for self-determination,or is it Solana-Nile water flue? I was struck how a person like you belittle himself in oreder to please the Arabs.No power on earth can stop southerners from freeing themselves from the Arab Bonds and Solana whether he like it or not will see it in 2011 with his own eyes.
        It is such doomed untimely statement from top international figures like Solana,that fan the killing of the innocent people in Darfur and South Sudan,and encouraging the NCP to dishonor the terms of the very agreement it has the responsibility to implement and protect.Our humble advice to the Mbike-like characters to shut up,instead of giving wrong signals at time Sudan at crossroads.

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      • 4 September 2009 21:28, by Sunlight

        Mr.Fearlessman,

        Please if you have nothing to do, don’t do it over this website. For your information, I’m not here to entertain fools like you. Why don’t you put your urgement instead of discussing people? Don’t you have any idea in your retarded empty brain? Who cares about your wild barbaric Dinka tribe? after all you are mainly killing yourselves like beasts. Go to hell, I’m not in need of your stolen money.

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  • 4 September 2009 12:58, by tokwaro okeny okello

    Remarks made by Solana (EU) has created lot of debate. I personally have the opinion that, EU is Advocating for the interset of Egyptians. if not He could have made this remarks from Brussel, not in Egypt.
    The whole world knows the worry of Egypt about South Sudan being indepenednt state becuase of many reasons known to the Egyptians.
    Therefore Egypt is trying hard to Sabotage the rigth of Self Determination for South Sudan. They are now trying to use influencial International Bodies who were witness to the Signitories to the CPA.

    I therefore Urgue Eu’s Foreign Policy Cheif Javier Solana to Understand that, the Self determination is one of the Backbone of the Agreement they EU has witness its signing.
    So let them distant themselves from Egypt Selfish and ill motives against Southern rigths.

    It is true that "Future Holds Secret" Let the Whole world not be pessimistic about the destiny of South Sudanese, we may be an independent Nation, their migth be unstability for the whole Sudan for some times but yet we Southerners are Optimistic that WE SHALL OVRCOME all this.

    "can anything good come out from self Determination, wait and see"

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  • 4 September 2009 14:58, by Time1

    how about EU unite with Arab league and make love together, we are tired of this kind of traitors,trying to please Arabs is not the answer my Javier Solana,as a top EU diplomat you have to demonstrate understand of the the issue from all sides and be nuetral,do not take sides. EU has to focus on ICC indictment of Bashir,Human rights in Sudan,Darfur and peace implementation and recovery not taking sides with Arabs. enough the Libyan bomber have been released. lets support a free and fair scottish referendum.

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    • 4 September 2009 17:09, by longo pi

      GoSS Liaison office in Europe must notice that Eu’s are monitorring very closely the damage, and collapse of the CPA done by SPLA/M themselves. SPLM refused to implement CPA in the South, instead resort to trible system. Trible administration will never work with the EUs: these are Democratic countries; SPLM Dinkas wanted to control the GoSS alone, and are against democratic transformations requested by the European Unions. EU’s are critical to support undemocratic systems, so they know independents of South under these trible-minded SPLM leaders will culminate nothing but destructions similar to Somalia, Eu’s are woried of the system istalled by the SPLA/M.

      Dinkas SPLM stolled all the millions Dollars given by European Unions for the development in the South. And they know SPLM are no longer a popular party in the South, and are not ready for democratic election instead busy with the corruptions.

      EU knows Northen Sudan has more oil than the Southern Sudan, and they got the portsudan, but South is a deadlock land Surrounded by many rebles movements which will not help South to make pipes to the Eastern Africa through those jungles. And the there shocking the present SPLM leaders were tribalistic so, its better Sudan to remain united instead of the looming massacre that is unfolding in the South between the tribes because of the uncivilized Dinkas primitive mentality which led to the failure of the SPLA/M.

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      • 4 September 2009 19:02, by Jok Biong

        Weak and stupid people eyes are always on innocent Dinka people, they don’t see what enemies in the north done during the war and doing up to now, so when Dinka stops fightings enemeis, all will go to hell.

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      • 4 September 2009 21:09, by Time1

        Its good you know EU is monitoring the CPA, not them alone AU,US,UN because it has to be seen who will violate this peace clearly so they have to take full responsibility of the aftermath.to be honest north sudan does not want this peace to collapse,it will be like adding more fuel to fire,they still have alot of problems in their hands,Darfur,ICC,democratic transformation,Human rights,Opposition,Chad/Sudan relations,terrorism,Halaib region and many more not to mention.

        EU will not support undemocratic state,is north sudan a democracy with the terrorist dictatorship bashir in power for more than 20yrs now,is Egypt a democracy? looks to me like EU loves to deal with dictators not democrats if that is the case.
        EU knows that north sudan has oil? where in which region can you give specific with oil production curretly? north sudan cannot survive without resources from the south,that is why they cannot afford to live without the south,time will prove this very soon.
        Bashir has turned Sudan into a north Korean type of dictatorship,if you donot believe it come to Sudan and see for yourself,northerners are forced to worship the dictator and war criminal.
        If Solana is really serious about peace why he didn’t say a single word about Darfur while he is visiting Egypt?

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