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Sudan FM writes to UN chief on ending UNMIS mandate

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May 28, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese foreign minister Ali Karti notified the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon via letter of his government’s request that the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) end as planned on July 9, 2011,

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An Indian soldier serving as part of the Force Reserve Battalion with the international peacekeeping operation in United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS)sits inside an armoured carrier in Abyei town May 25, 2011 (Reuters)

The foreign ministry spokesperson Khalid Moussa said the letter to Ban expressed Sudan’s appreciation of the efforts made by UNMIS in assisting the parties in implementing the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) since its establishment pursuant to resolution UN Security Council (UNSC) 1590.

He also said that Karti stressed that Sudan has provided maximum possible cooperation and fulfilled its obligations towards the CPA.

UNMIS was established in 2005 to ensure that northern and southern Sudan comply with the peace agreement they signed in the same year that ended two decades of civil war.

The South Sudan referendum, which is the final phase of the CPA, was held peacefully last January and resulted in an overwhelming vote in favor of independence.

However, issues such as the dispute over the oil-rich border region of Abyei and the lack of progress on North-South border demarcation are raising fears of possible military confrontation after July 9th.

Last week the Sudanese army entered Abyei and asserted control over it pushing Southern forces out. Thousands of its residents were forced to flee amid widespread burning and looting in the area.

This week the UN Secretary General proposed a new peacekeeping force of some 7,000 blue-helmeted troops for south Sudan once it secedes.

Diplomats and U.N. officials told Reuters on condition of anonymity that Khartoum does not want UNMIS to leave Sudan altogether though the Sudanese government would prefer that it be less visible in Khartoum.

Ban’s report said the new force should be called the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, or UNMISS.

The proposed new force will have to be approved by the UNSC.

(ST)

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  • 29 May 2011 10:20, by Marco A. Wek

    I thought you stupid people said you were not going to recognize July 9th without clear border between you and us. What a confused idiots. The going away of Southern oil had made you people crazy by the way. Now which is which, July 9th recognition or no recognition?

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  • 29 May 2011 10:57, by Obol Sam Gabriel

    For sure i don’t blame this an angry NCP for all what they are doing because they are all confused for losing our oil in the south of which the result will drop down their econonmic for 90% to 20% which they may get it from transportation of the crudes oil from the south to port Sudan if consider by the South-Sudan Government.Not only that also they are blaming the UNMIS for not giving them support which led the south seperation.They done not have authority to give mandate to UNMIS to leave Sudan.For sure NCP will be a failed party for ever and ever due to their regime with all dirty atrocities against humanity and they will face the consequence.

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    • 30 May 2011 07:41, by son of man

      for sure you are a fool to think that NCP has much to loose
      in the even of july the ninth. this oil can be shut down by gatdet in one day if the Goss is not carefull. you people need to think with your heads and read between the lines.
      i don’t know what are these dinkas thinking when they always talk of oil while foregeting that the oil is at the border.you talk nasty about the nuers even burning down their homes and feel good about their oil while you sold your oil in abyei for your brother inlaw yaser arman to feed on in khartoum.
      some time your writtings make me sick. do you people realy care about south sudan? or just it wealth? i know the north has more rich and intelletual people then the south. while we in the south luck intelletuality specially in the dinka community where even an intellectual reasons like a kid. talk to the southern rebel, reach an agreement before july the 9th. otherwise, the UN you always talk about will not come to your rescue because it will be level as a tribal war and will only brand south sudan a fail state.

      that will give western countries more reason to inverse their money in the protex of helping u. in the end you will end up giving them the oil for free to pay your war debts if at all you win the war as a tribe. i talk to a top CIA official the other day and what i heard was disturbing. so you better be articulate before running your mouth.
      be reasoning, just pouse and look around you? do you see any stability in the south under the leadership of kiir by chrismas this year? we need to work hard as south sudanese to see that happen.look at Kosovo, east timoor, just to mention a few that the so call UN has help became independent, what have they done there now? it is just to create employment opportunities for their citizens to go and work there as aid workers and business contractors draining the life blood out of those poor countries’s limited resources. i wish i could enter in the minds of some of those south sudanese so call intellectuals to see how they visualize south sudan compare to other developing countries.

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      • 30 May 2011 08:52, by Green is beautiful

        Son of Man,
        It is better for you and your Gatdet to take the oil in Unity State instead to give it to Arab in the North.

        Son of man, even if you fight for Arab, work for Arab, still you are south Sudanese, we want you, we need you, you are our brother from the south.

        Don,t push uncle Gatdet to ICC.let us convince uncle Gatdet to Talk but not war against his people.Because after July 9 he should be arround so that he can be apointed as minister for petroluem.to managed the good of unity state.How are you united in unity state? please change the name unity or you want to unite with Arab?.

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        • 31 May 2011 05:08, by son of man

          man i don’t know from which planet you are from? you don’t understand me at all. read again.

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