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AU mediators hand conciliatory proposals in talks between Sudan, South Sudan


June 1, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The mini-committee comprising the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP), Sudanese and South Sudanese negotiators on Thursday held its first meeting and received proposals on the schedule of the talks.

The mini-committee was formed as part of the ongoing negotiating process between Sudan and South Sudan in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa under the mediation of the AUHIP led by former South African President Thabo Mbeki.

It includes three representatives from each of Sudan and South Sudan as well as two members of the AUHIP.

According to sources present in Addis Ababa, the committee received proposals from Sudan and South Sudan’s negotiators on a schedule for the talks.

Mutrif Sidiq, a member of the Sudanese delegation, told reporters in Addis Ababa on Thursday that their proposal stressed the necessity of starting the negotiations on security issues through the joint military committee between the two countries. He added that the other issues of oil exports, citizenship and borders are predicated on resolving the security question.

On the other hand, South Sudan’s delegation member, Deng Alor, said that the ongoing meetings would be focused on determining the priorities of the talks.

Sudan Tribune has learned that AU mediators had received the proposals and gave the two sides a conciliatory proposal for approval as a roadmap for the talks.

The negotiations resumed on Tuesday following a two-month hiatus that saw the two neighbours fight a brief war around the oil disputed region of Heglig.

The two countries have been given a three-month deadline by the AU and the UN Security Council to conclude negotiations on citizenship, oil exports, borders and the status of the Abyei region.


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  • 1 June 2012 13:02, by valentinoakec@yahoo.com

    south Sudanese are completely confident that their delegation team to Addis talks will not lead them down, we are sure our leaders are all strong debaters and are of an accumolated experience about the NCP political tendencies. the NCP leadership is to be made accountable before the world community or made to seriously negotiate in honesty such that peace can be achieved between our two Sudans.

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    • 1 June 2012 14:11, by Loko El Pollo


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      • 1 June 2012 14:38, by Robot

        It is very clear, all this provocation will never pass like that, in fact it is insulting for someone to claim your people and land as well. who do this fake Arabs think they are?????????

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        • 1 June 2012 16:24, by Morthon Akol

          My dear brother Robot, those so calls Arabs they are not interested for the people but they just looking for a land and resources only.

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      • 1 June 2012 21:09, by Johndumo14

        Terrorism in Africa is now the business of SOMALI people.They have refused peace.They want money from al-qaeda and shebaabs.Because somalis are only good at killing fellow humans and causing havoc,this is the way forward:Let us partition SOMALIA Republic and share the land equally to the immediate neighbours:Ethiopia,Kenya,Djibouti and T.Z. And because of Uganda and Burundi’s military assistance t

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      • 1 June 2012 22:18, by Northern Sudanese

        Loko El Pollo

        your mistaken, its one economy shrinking and another collapsing, there is a difference :D only 1 economy is collapsing due to oil :)

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        • 2 June 2012 05:23, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

          North Sudan Settler

          south never live with oils since creation.
          we do not have economy before. we just wanted to creature with slow snail. South have traditioanal way of life. we wanted to modernizes with new Techns. We will be there soon. North Arab Settler NIF need to be removed for Regional security,to let quicly development. SPLA job is to Liberate North Sudan from Settlers.


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    • 1 June 2012 16:56, by Akook

      Valentino, pls don’t try to dance when you havn’t seen preliminary outcomes. Sudan here is dominating things on the basis their priorities first, not only thru continued spirals of attacks, but their security first thing, we have seen already taking place.

      The presence of Deng Alor in the talks eats me up alive. It means everything will be given up on the basis Arab giving us Abyei, already our

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    • 2 June 2012 06:11, by Panthouandbeyond

      I would like Mr. Deng Alor to be more specific in his statment. I did not get what he meant by top priorties because it is too general. He should say that our top priority in this talk would be border demarkation which include Panthou, Abyie and all other contested areas as indicated in our new official map. Then talk about oil, citizenship and other issues.

      This is Panthou and beyond

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  • 1 June 2012 14:01, by Bauer

    This is a great step towards attaining peace. We really need peace to prevail.The gun cannot help us in anyway but only help improve the economy of Europeans and the Westerners because we buy them from them to shoot and kill ourselves.Let us be reasonable, have the right demands and find lasting solutions to these issues pertaining the two Sudans.I love peace and hope for the best from Addis Ababa

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  • 2 June 2012 08:40, by Bol Pur

    Dear South Sudanese look how Arabs always present their interest when it come to negotiation. I don’t think Deng Alor should sound soft in this case. He must declare the interest of South which is border demarcation and contested areas. Now Arabs have come with tricky way of negotiation our team must be carefull.

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