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Egyptian FM and spy chief start visit to Sudan on Sunday


May 8, 2010 (KHARTOUM) — The Egyptian foreign minister Ahmed Aboul-Gheit and intelligence Chief Omer Suleiman will arrive in Sudan tomorrow for talks with president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir and president of South Sudan Salva Kiir for talks on a range of issues.

Egypt’s official Middle East News Agency (MENA) quoted foreign ministry spokesperson Hussam Zaki said the visit comes within the framework of emphasis on Egypt’s interest in the security, unity and stability of Sudan.

He noted that Cairo has a genuine interest in South Sudan future in light of its strong relations with all political powers in the country.

Sudan state media said that both men will deliver to Bashir Hosni Mubarak’s congratulations over winning the recent elections.

The Egyptian delegation is scheduled to pay a visit to Juba to meet the Salva Kiir Mayardit for the same purpose.

Egypt is stepping up its involvement on Sudan affairs ahead of the 2011 self determination referendum in the South which is widely expected to result in Africa’s newest state.

Earlier this year, Mubarak has reportedly criticized Khartoum for lacking the will to preserve the unity and warning that there are regional powers wanting to fuel conflict in the area which he described as “vital to Egypt”.

The issue of South Sudan secession is sensitive one to Cairo largely due to its impact on the Nile water agreement and the possible reallocation of share with the new state even though legal experts say that the water agreements are still binding to the new state.

Sudan and Egypt have joined hands last month against other Nile basin which are fiercely pushing for a new agreement fueling tensions and anger on all sides.


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  • 9 May 2010 04:56, by Gat nyaraan

    we know already what Omar seuleman and Ahmad Aboulgeit are going to talk about when they meet bashir and Salva Kiir. they will try to dissuade to not carry out the referendum because that where Egypt fears the most. it is their share of water of the Nile that drive them as crazy bulls. Omar Albashir is their stooge and backdoor servant but i dont know what Kiir will tell them, but there is third element in the equation and that is the people of southern Sudan.

    if the Egyptians are so cynical about the Nile water, what a bout southerners who have been oppressed since the so called independent from the condominium rule.do they not aspire for freedom of their destiny? is that less important than the Nile water?

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    • 9 May 2010 06:53, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

      Egypt should know other people have a right to own what is in their territory. Those people have a right to live by depending on their natural resources just like Egyptians. No one is under them, the people have to decide what they want but only within the framework of the law they are part of its making. Let them forget historical agreements they made without the consent of the people. To hell with Egypt.

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      • 9 May 2010 12:46, by Raan Chol

        MY! dear Sudaness,relatively south, my adivce to you is to watch out of Egyptian FM and spy this time.Egyptian spy! is a bad news to visit
        sudan I wish south impertrurbable.

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        • 9 May 2010 18:12, by john wenesa

          Dear all southerners

          We have to unity so that the new enemy is on the door which we need to figth with all the weapon that we have.
          we must but bear in mine that Eygptian were the very coast of war in southern sudan. and silver Kir must remmeber if not the SPLM student who were in cairo during that time they will have not known the sercert at all that they want to vanish what is call black person in southern sudan.

          Let’s be like childern of one mother and one father to figth the coming enemy
          God bless Southern Sudan
          and lng live SPLM

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          • 9 May 2010 22:09, by mack waweru

            Sudan since 1956 had been in unity which only benefits minority component of its population and Egypt. Instead of Egypt to embark on improving relations with South Sudan, it’s still taking the wrong path. Unity brought nothing to Sudanese, but wars after wars.
            Enough is enough. South Sudan will not hinder or change the flow of the Nile River.

            Mack Awer

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