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Sudan’s Bashir says his meeting with Kiir was "very positive"


July 19, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — Sudanese president Omer al-Bashir said his meeting with his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir was “very positive” and expressed his commitment to meet the deadline of the UN Security Council.

The two leaders held a one-to one meeting on 14 July at the Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa on the sidelines of the African Union summit to discuss ways to end the deadlock over outstanding issues.

Bashir said in a statement that on Thursday he assured Salva Kiir that Khartoum has no interest in continuing conflicts, but has a strong desire for peace and normalisation of relations between the two countries as well as promotion of common interests.

The Sudanese president further said that the meeting impacted positively on the African summit, as many African leaders were surprised by this quick rapprochement in contrast to recent hostilities. He, however, said this behaviour is due to the ’Sudanese’ habits "which opt for peaceful solutions no matter how great the differences are."

He said he agreed with Salva Kiir on the need to encourage the ongoing talks on Ethiopia in order to resolve the pending issues, taking into account the deadline set by the UN Security Council of 2 August.

The Bashir-Kiir meeting took place as a result of a strategic framework agreement, inked by the two sides on 7 July. The accord aims to reach a comprehensive solution for all the unresolved issues between the countries but also deals with the situation in Sudan’s South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

Kiir, in his meeting, offered financial support and also his mediation to end the conflict with the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North. He asked, on the other hand, for an agreement on oil transit based on international standards and for the holding of an Abyei referendum. He also asked to open the border for trade and movement of people from both sides.

Bashir, in the meeting, pointed out that Juba should stop its support to rebel groups and repeated his rejection to the African Union map to establish a buffer zone.

Sources close to the meeting from both sides say, despite all, the presidents reached a good understanding and left the details for the delegations.

The mediation plans to gather the two leaders soon to get their approval of a series of draft agreements based on the discussions between the two delegations.

Both Sudan and South Sudan are experiencing difficult economic situations. But Khartoum has had to face popular protests and growing dissent.

South Sudanese officials fear that Khartoum might seek to use the recent developments with Juba to send positive signs to the international community and calm the growing popular anger after the lifting of subsidies of oil and basic commodities.


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  • 20 July 2012 10:06, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

    2 million Dinka dead are not for joke and Mr Kiir which appeared to my close relative must be careful with what the Sudanese gang are about to achieved in this fake and useless promised, this meeting between Kiir & Bashir must not be misinterpreted in to kind of good will to calm down protesting in the doom country of north fake Sudan, this not binding agreement, do not celebrate yet, your help is

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    • 20 July 2012 10:09, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      not arrived, suction will continue the suffering of Bashir gang must still exist and the regime need collapse so that the really Sudanese live in peace for now and all,
      death to fake arab and their nyagateens,

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      • 20 July 2012 10:25, by wang

        Arabs did not kill any Dinkas. Most of your people died on their way to Ethiopia to search for free foods.

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        • 20 July 2012 11:21, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

          Nyagat Wang,
          You are not to be blame because Arabs were not your enemy that is why you don’t know they killed 2 million Dinkas,
          If Arab your master cannot accepted their guilty, how would you slave will accept your master fault? You don’t know who killed 2 million Dinkas, no blame

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          • 20 July 2012 13:31, by Chanson

            Is it a joke??Bashir sweared last time,that the oil of South Sudan will not pass thru,our soil and now is talking of very positive deal or whatever things he migtbe meaning with his very positive.As Iam commenting now Bashir is war plans are bombarding NBGs at the border.No! Bashir is criminal,No +ve with Thugs regimes.Otherwise Kir is digging is own Grave.

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    • 20 July 2012 10:11, by Logic


      Bashir is feeling the heat, lol!

      Just resign and things will get better for all of us, we may even consider giving you some kind of dignity in your last days of life.

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      • 20 July 2012 22:45, by mohammed ali

        The illobical Jalabbi in southerners shoes: Basheer did not go & fetch Kiir; Kiir went to see him in his residence. I do appreaciate that gesture.This explains to you who feels the heat. There are demonstrations everywhere due to financial problems through out the world.Student demonstrations in Khartoum did not intrupt UoK students exams nor did they stop the traffic in the University street.con

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        • 20 July 2012 22:55, by mohammed ali

          Con:Your wishfull thinking had simply exaggertaed these demonstrations, as it did for Heglig occupation. Destruction of the oil facilities did affected Sudan’s economy, but we WILL overcome. Remember that we are Sudanese! Unfortunatly your friends, the thieves who looooted approximately $ 12 BILLIONS in 6 years, don’t feel any change in temperature!They are insensistive to the pain & misery ..con

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          • 20 July 2012 23:04, by mohammed ali

            con:of the poor,innocent, starving & marginalized pple of SS.The thieves, without feeling any guilt or shame looooooooted $ 2.7 in the name of importing " sorghum" from which S,Sudanese didn’t see a single grain! While the UN is calling donors to donate $ 700 millions to feed more than 50% of the population of SS,that means $ 1.4 billions will feed all of SS;...con

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            • 20 July 2012 23:13, by mohammed ali

              con:That means , the loooooted $ 2.7 Billions would have fed ALL of SS for complete 2 years.What sort of heartless thieves they are?They have been asked by their BOOS who called them "you thieves,pls return the stolen money to its owners." Any person who had 1 miligram of dignity, decency or honesty would have resigned!They won’t repond to their Boss,because they know that he is a thieve like them

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              • 20 July 2012 23:27, by mohammed ali

                com: Don’t be mislead by Sudan Tribune propoganda,that Basheer is facing rising decedents.This is just propoganda being paid for!The true thing is that SPLA is facing collapse & disintegration.This is very well known to your western friends who voiced frustration by asking SS to start oil production.They have strangulated themselves with their own hands,now they are begging Basheer to rescue them

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                • 20 July 2012 23:37, by mohammed ali

                  CON: pls see how the thieves eat and how they prepare their food! Heartless, insensitive thieves ignoring that more than 50% are starving! seeeeeeeee:

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                  • 21 July 2012 04:03, by zulu

                    First of all, Happy Ramadan to you.
                    Second, let us see whether oil will not pass through Sudan again. You and Beshir both vowed not to allow the oil to go through Sudan any longer. Again, the security issue you topped has become what? Where is it now?
                    I know your rage is because you dont feel the heat like Ass Beshir who rallys all assets to protect his regime.

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    • 20 July 2012 11:15, by Dinkawarrior

      Fuck that shit positive meeting? How come for you Dinka Cowboy to asked everything while Dr. Leech is rejected anything? What kind of agreement is this? The positive meeting will come when Dinka Ngok are free from your harassment and live alone without the animals called misseriya. And give South Sudan it border of 1956 while our oil remain in our hands. That is the positive agreement we need.

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    • 20 July 2012 11:56, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

      Say again what you have just written. South Sudan is not a mono-tribal country please. Stop distorting realities.

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    • 20 July 2012 15:24, by Ruach

      2million drunkards!

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  • 20 July 2012 10:09, by E. Defense Forces

    South Sudan on the way to join East Africa Community.We are really F**ked. Kokoora NOW! before South Sudan sells to the east African. Done give me bullsh*ts about they help us during the war.

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    • 20 July 2012 10:38, by Aarai Baka

      when you attempted to kill the snake, make sure u cut the head off first before u leave it around, other than that, it will bit u to death. Kiir must make sure he cut off the head of who he’s giving financial supported or he’s the one will be push to the grave hole. no compromise for the death of 2.5m n 4millions displaced Southerner in this deals.

      South Sudan one nation under God.

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      • 20 July 2012 11:20, by Dinkawarrior

        Kokoora < mean War against Dinka?

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        • 20 July 2012 11:26, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

          Can they even win any war? We can capture Congo leave alone our back yard
          some ppl will be made to worshipping DD SPLA/M

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          • 20 July 2012 11:54, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

            Please, stop playing with fire. Your bunch of illiterates will not do what you expect.

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          • 21 July 2012 06:40, by Fallensoilder

            I strongly advise you not to insight tribal exclusion as a result of pure ignorance. 2 million people died in southsudan and that include people from all the ten state in SS. To preserve unity in SS tribalism must be condemned.
            Concerned citizen!!!!

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  • 20 July 2012 11:30, by Dhong Bang

    This is what is called guec wiir (fucking into the sea). south is just doing that for bashir and his assistants especially if they don’t want to accept south sudan positions on all outstanding issues

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    • 20 July 2012 16:41, by kumkan

      The 2 millions lives that were lost during the civil war were not Dinka alone. There were Nuer, Shuluk, Anuak, Murle Azandi etc.. Where did you came up with the figure that those were Dinka alone?

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  • 21 July 2012 01:52, by Mayar

    I think we still have a chance to embrace peace. Peace is the only answer!!!

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