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Sudan grants cautious welcome to Bashir-Kiir summit

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July 1, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Khartoum voiced a cautious welcome to an Ethiopian initiative aiming to hold a summit between Sudanese and South Sudanese presidents in Addis Ababa to push forward the ongoing talks between the two countries.

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Omar Bashir and Salva Kiir
President Omar al-Bashir (R) walks out with Thabo Mbeki (left) and President Salva Kiir Mayardit after a meeting in 2011 (Reuters)

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) endorsed on 2 May an African Union (AU) roadmap demanding Khartoum and Juba to conclude a deal over the outstanding issues before the 2 August. However, the talks over a buffer zone are deadlocked because Khartoum refuses a map proposed by the mediation team to delimit the demilitarized zone.

Sudan’s vice president, Al-Haj Adam Youssef, who is also the head of political sector in the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) said on Sunday that his party welcomes the organisation of this presidential summit whenever the appropriate conditions are gathered.

A similar meeting was held in the margins of an AU summit last January to end a dispute between the two countries over oil transportation fees but President Kiir refused a compromise prepared by the mediation team and the Ethiopian Prime Minister.

Al-Haj, further said, after the weekly meeting of NCP political sector, that the party had called to prioritise security issues and expressed hopes that Juba government would make the necessary efforts to build bridges of trust between the two countries.

He noted that the lack of confidence between the two sides had led to the blocking of the implementation of signed security agreements in the past. He stressed in his remarks to the press that building confidence is a starting point to enable the success of the negotiation and to settle the rest of the outstanding issues.

"When we achieve this (confidence-building) we will not need an intermediary," he added.

Sudan accuses South Sudan’s ruling party of supporting its former comrades of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement - North (SPLM-N) who are fighting against Khartoum in Blue Nile and South Kordofan. Juba is also accused of harbouring and supporting Darfur rebels who formed an alliance with the SPLM-N last November.

Delegations from the two neighbouring countries will resume talks on 5 July. It was announced that besides the joint political and security mechanism (JPSM), different committees will also meet at the same time to tackle the other pending issues.

The recent rounds of talks discussed mainly the disputed border areas and the implementation of a buffer zone, but the two sides failed to reach an agreement.

While Khartoum demands the mediation to withdraw an area called 14 mile from the map before establishing the buffer zone, Juba proposed that the Safe Demilitarized Border Zone (SDBZ) be extended to include all the disputed areas.

Juba also demands that the issue of disputed border areas be referred to an international arbitration. However, recently President Bashir said that in 2008 he had accepted bringing the Abyei issue to the arbitration tribunal in The Hague because he was hoping it might contribute to keeping Sudan united.

The UNSC threatened to impose economic sanctions on the two countries if they fail to agree on the pending issues before the 2 August. However, the international community knows well that it has a limited leverage on the parties.

(ST)

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  • 2 July 2012 12:22, by Northern Sudanese

    What?????? after Heglig Bashir is gonna meet da insect leader?

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    • 2 July 2012 12:51, by sudani

      wat the fuck are you talking about? if your bulshit bashir not meet kiir, there will be no peace in Sudan. two, if your president does not agree to meet Kiir, then SPLA will comeback to heglig and Abyei.

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      • 2 July 2012 14:56, by Johndumo14

        Bashir-Kiir summit is the END of Omar Albaskiir,
        the FBI are waiting to arest Omar Albashir ,is better for Omar not to go to this, Bashir-Kiir summit.
        There is a rewards of $100 million dollars to any who arest Omar Albashir.

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        • 2 July 2012 19:53, by Northern Sudanese

          Johndumo14

          lies,lies,lies haven’t you insect got anything else than lies?

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      • 2 July 2012 19:52, by Northern Sudanese

        sudani

        blah,blah,blah..........yea, send more innocent men to the frontline, last time there were 521 widows crying over the deaths of theid boys and husbands. next time we will make them 5,000.

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        • 3 July 2012 06:40, by DeltaBravo

          TO NORTHERN

          STOP LYING TO YOURSELF.WE KILLED 6000 AND CAPTURED POW , 120 MILITARY TRUCK, AND EQUIPMENT, BUT WE DON’T BRAG ABOUT IT. NEXT TIME IF WE GO BACK TO HEGLIG WE WILL NOT LESSEN TO UN. EVEN IF YOU CRY CROCODILE TEARS. MARK MY WORD, YOUR GAY ARMY WILL CRY RUNNING LIKE RABBITS IN THE BUSH.

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          • 3 July 2012 09:26, by Northern Sudanese

            DeltaBravo

            stop lying to myself? you never reached the number 300 in heglig. you killed 256 and you say 6,000.you took soldiers from heglig hospital and call them pows, you show us 15 cars from the border camp, you film the same car and say you took 120. lies,lies and lies! your president didn’t tell you why on the 20th of April there were SAF soldiers inside the oilfield. you lost 1,200 soldiers

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      • 3 July 2012 07:59, by okucu pa lotinokwan

        Why Khartoum are always very quick in acussing Juba while leaving all their support to miltia against Juba,Please tell the truth those southerners miltia of Johnson olony who is behind it?plus the current Miltia radio for propaganda been play in SW-2 who gave it to them? not Khartoum please tell the truth.If you fail in adressing all those issues,Kiir and Omer Sumit is a failure.

        OKUCU PA LOTINO

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    • 2 July 2012 12:52, by Robot

      Well, i last said that Sudan has no option but to accept what South Sudan says and learn to tell the truth... you guys are suffering from insomnia that will be treated by South Sudan therapy that is currently applying on you. good luck.

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      • 2 July 2012 19:55, by Northern Sudanese

        Robot

        ’’Sudan has no option but to accept what South Sudan says’’ accept what the hungry starving nation says? we are negotiating for border and security, you want to negotiate for oil because you know that your almost 100% dead XD. we won’t listen to south, we never listen to insects.

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    • 2 July 2012 12:56, by Dinkawarrior

      I have confident about this summit, the Criminal is going to be handed over to the ICC. Mark my words!!! Billion of dollars have been awarded purposely to those expertises.

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      • 2 July 2012 19:57, by Northern Sudanese

        Dinkawarrior

        you have been saying that crap for the last couple of years. Bashir won’t be arrested. why bashir and not bush or netenyahu? anyway, bashir is backed by iran,china, arab league and african union. he won’t be arrested, but you keep on dreaming! insects!

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        • 3 July 2012 02:54, by James Maker Akok

          Northern Sudanese

          Did you talk with those SAF who dead in Heglig Al-Bashir gave them the keys for open heaven they dead?

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          • 3 July 2012 09:29, by Northern Sudanese

            James Maker Akok

            speak proper English, no1 will understand you properly this way. Bashir gives no1 the key to heaven, its Allah who gives them the keys to heaven.

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    • 2 July 2012 13:06, by Robot

      a Nation that live in panic is like someone waiting for a broiler to give him an egg.... dear readers, read carefully the article and comment wisely, we cannot go ahead teaching brainwashed people in this domain else if one is in diaspora and doesn’t know happenings of the two Sudan. i said the demonstration coming will be unstoppable... can anyone who is wise enough ask why?????

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      • 2 July 2012 19:59, by Northern Sudanese

        Robot

        forget about protests, these protests insclude less than 20,000 people. 1% of sudan population is 300,000 people. they are no where near overthrowing a man who rules 30 milion people.

        mind your own starving country which is unable to feed halve its people!

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        • 3 July 2012 03:00, by Observer

          Northern Sudanese,

          Why don;t you take your own advice and stop worrying, commenting or interfering with an independent country- SSudan.
          You are very quick to tell the Southerners to keep their nose out of Sudan’s business but don’t apply the same to yourself.

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          • 3 July 2012 09:31, by Northern Sudanese

            Observer

            shall i tell you something, compare the number of comments on issues about north sudan and issues about south sudan. you can see that insects comment more on sudan issues than on their own issues. this is very annoying as they keep commenting on a sudanese website, the website of their enemy. they must stop commenting here on the first place, including you!

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    • 2 July 2012 13:22, by ocitigangpemeru

      hahaha..!. I don’t understand what gone wrong with my president Al Bashir. We Sudanese thought there is nothing gona make this insects meet our president again, but instead, our president now happened to be accepting the meeting with Mr Salva! I think there is something fishy about my president here. My president seem to be playing game on sudanese people, trying to create tension between ..cont

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      • 2 July 2012 13:48, by ocitigangpemeru

        between us and South Sudanese for his political interest. Look, Salva said in his speech over Heglig incident that Bashir will never step in South Sudan again, but ordinary Sudanese are free to stay in the South. Salva keep his words upto now. I just like him for that. Tomorrow is my day on the street to bring him(bashir) down because he is not worthy to lead sudanese people any more.

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      • 2 July 2012 20:01, by Northern Sudanese

        ocitigangpemeru

        we are doing it just for our friends who have been working very hard to create peace, we aren’t doing this for insects!

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        • 3 July 2012 17:06, by ocitigangpemeru

          yes bro.. I know that man. Anyway we still love them if they still care for our traders in their country

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    • 2 July 2012 15:20, by Majongdit

      Northern Sudanese,

      You don’t know what you are doing.

      The only good thing I enjoy about you is that you are just a little worth seen and never heard.

      By the way I have come to like the way you refer to South Sudanese as insects. It clearly shows how backward you are. You are still living in a far distant era.

      The summit is good for both states if you still don’t know.

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      • 2 July 2012 20:02, by Northern Sudanese

        Majongdit

        may be your right, the summit may be benificial. its just that we can’t trust kiir :/

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    • 2 July 2012 17:00, by Ariel muric

      How are we going to let this lunacy know us better? calling our president insect will let us crush this dogs.

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      • 2 July 2012 20:05, by Northern Sudanese

        Ariel muric

        dogs? do you know how many insects got sprayed in Heglig? yes he is an insect! every member of SPLA is an insect. and those who just support the SPLA are insect supporters!

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        • 3 July 2012 01:18, by zulu

          Northern Sudanese,
          Our president already rejected to meet this dog president of yours. what you dogs want to hold on the sides will never happen. and your dog president is going to pay for it anyways. he is suffocating in the riots occuring now because the people are unstoppable.

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          • 3 July 2012 09:34, by Northern Sudanese

            zulu

            dog president? our president is a man, he doesn’t lick jewish asses, he isn’t a western puppet, he doesn’t take commands from outside like da insect cowboy. We don’t care, we are doing it for our friends, not for insects and insects supporters like you!

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  • 2 July 2012 13:13, by Sudani+

    Mr President Bashir,
    Please do not waste your time with such idiot, looser and useless called Kiir, these people never commit to their words.
    Have you forgotten:
    1- during the last summit after he agrees to the proposed mediation and then recived a call form his boss Clinton to change his mind!
    2- his recent behavior of attacking Heglig while his delegation lead by Pagan r n Khartoum!

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  • 2 July 2012 14:02, by wdalbalad1

    I hope Mr.president refuse this summit

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  • 2 July 2012 15:25, by Kikiji longiro

    What I want from Bangdit Salva Kiir is that we want our petrol to go back to the international market.Please Salva live the case of the buffer zone for another day.Ask this Sudanese bulshiit president called Al Bashir that south sudanese want to talk about business & let him go to hell with his system in the Northern Sudan.PEOPLE DON,T ENTERTAIN A LION WITH YOUR HANDS.

    Kikiji

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  • 3 July 2012 05:04, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    I do not know why southern Sudan Goss would let the border issues to international arbitration. IA have no need to be involve in our Land issues,they arbour settlers in our land. It show signs of weakness in our Southern Goss to call for UN and is more allied with settlers that disadvantage African people. What south should know is who are running IA and UN.

    Nguetbuny

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    • 3 July 2012 09:16, by Baby Polic

      Northern Sudanese

      Remember this south sudan is the country that fought your fucking gov’t for 22 years without salaries. Don’t waste time by turning your crisis to ours.
      Ming you, your National Conflict Party’s time is outdated take care ok otherwise shut your dirty mouth off.

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      • 3 July 2012 09:37, by Northern Sudanese

        Baby Polic

        don’t make up lies. it wasn’t south sudan, it was SPLA fighting without salaries. your poor people came running away living in northern cities and call yourself victorious? a 22 year war in the bushes and went hiding in neighboring countries. you insect with your disqusting faces better stop commenting crap here, this is a sudanese website, not insects website!

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      • 3 July 2012 09:40, by Northern Sudanese

        Baby Polic

        ’’Don’t waste time by turning your crisis to ours’’. are you mad? do you actually realise your own crisis?

        80% inflation
        98% fucked
        83% poverty
        80% can’t write or read
        unable to feed halve your people
        money running out by september
        dry petrol stations
        ect......

        lol, your fucked already XD !!!!!!!!

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        • 3 July 2012 09:53, by Baby Polic

          Northern Sudanese
          you are inane and the most confused character on this world. Are you proud of your gov’t of thieves? SS inflation is not 80% ya mother fucker. go back and reread the news once more and let me tell you talking over webs here will not solve any thing let’s wait and see your thug gov’t whether it will exist since there is division now with NCP national conflict party.

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        • 3 July 2012 09:55, by Thorbanat

          Northern Sudanese,
          Please stop your illusion. South Sudan has nothing to do with your troublesome government almost to a tipping point. Nothing will happened to South Sudan as you wish because we have abundance resources and by next month, prices will come down since the new harvest is expected to flood the markets of South Sudan States capitals.

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