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UNSC urges full implementation of agreements between two Sudans

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September 28, 2012 (JUBA) The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Friday stressed the importance of the full implementation of the agreement reached between Sudan and South Sudan, while calling for rapid resolution of the final status of Abyei and other disputed and unclaimed areas.

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Germany’s Amb. Peter Wittig, who chairs the UN Security council in September 2012 (UN photo)

On Thursday, South Sudan President, Salva Kiir and his Sudanese counterpart, Omar Al Bashir, reached an a deal on security, oil, financial, nationality and trade issues, after days of close-door talks under the facilitation of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP).

These agreements, the UNSC said, represent a major breakthrough for the establishment of peace, stability and prosperity the two countries, while giving a cause for “genuine” hope that will benefit people from both Sudan and South Sudan.

“The members of the Security Council underline the critical importance of immediate and full implementation of the agreements reached between Sudan and South Sudan as well as the need for continued hard work by all relevant parties to resolve the details and outstanding issues that remain to be agreed,” party reads the UNSC statement.

Meanwhile, in October, the UNSC will meet twice on Sudan and South Sudan, in accordance with resolution 2046, which decided that the parties should resume negotiations on a number of pending issues and requested the Secretary-General to inform the Council every two weeks about the status of compliance with the resolution.

The Council is also expected to discuss the Secretary-General’s most recent report on the UN Interim Security Force in Abyei (UNISFA). The mandate of UNISFA expires on 17 November.

Susan Rice, the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations said the agreement between the two countries testify to “courageous leadership” on both sides and skilled diplomacy by President Thabo Mbeki and the AUHIP.

“Just a few months ago, Sudan and South Sudan were on the brink of war. Today’s agreements demonstrate the impact that strong, united action by the UN Security Council can have on some of the world’s most challenging situations,” she said.

She also acknowledged the UNSC adoption of its resolution 2046, which endorsed the AU Roadmap and set forth clear obligations that helped both Sudan and South Sudan avoid the path of conflict.

Rice said the reached agreements, if implemented swiftly and effectively, will bring enormous benefits to people in both Sudan and South Sudan, lay a foundation for resolution of the remaining issues, and promote lasting peace.

On 27 September, participants at the fifth Sudan-South Sudan Consultative Forum (SSSCF), held at the UN headquarters in New York, also called for full implementation of all the agreements between the two countries.

The forum, established as the Sudan Consultative Forum on 8 May 2010, was co-chaired by the UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, and the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Jean Ping.

The AUHIP, it emerged during the forum, reportedly submitted a comprehensive proposal regarding the Final Status of Abyei, and strongly encouraged the parties to continue negotiations on this issue, with a view to reaching agreement before the Peace and Security Council meets to consider the report of the AUHIP.

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  • 29 September 2012 08:00, by George Bol

    Abyei, Nuba/South Kordufan and Blue Nile plus Panthou/Heglig, and 14 miles , and upper Nile areas must be awarded to the South because they are their land and Khartoum Mujahdin and Militia-Janjaweeds took these areas by force and uprooted civilians in these areas.Other all is the sound of guns.

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    • 29 September 2012 08:19, by mohammed ali

      Bol, if Khartoum is uprooting SS in any area, they should have uprooted the hailf million still remaining in Sudan, for whom the SPLA thieves fought very hard to get free residency & nationality of the Jalabba.

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      • 29 September 2012 08:23, by George Bol

        Mr. Ali,
        You are not from the North but coward from the South who love enemy more than his brothers and sisters. You are Nyamnyam and tell me in your heart if I am wrong.There is a time you will say why should i lied like this? Take care!

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        • 29 September 2012 17:54, by Chol

          Mohammed Ali, it is one thing to sign fake four-freedoms; but it’s going to be another story to implement it! You’ll soon kick southerners out of Sudan when you find out there is no implementation of fake four-freedoms and no benefits for you from South Sudan! Let’s wait and see then proved me wrong.

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      • 29 September 2012 08:45, by Ruach

        Gay Mohamed Ali:You are Dor who sold out his mind!All our lands must be back whether you like it or not!Wash your anus and don’t come near to my land.You have a pungent smell!You like to rub your anus(lielu)and eat your food with your hands!Lol

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      • 29 September 2012 08:48, by wang

        mohammed ali
        The facts have to be told, all those places that tribalism man mentioned all yours. They sold Abyei in exchanged of foods and education to you. If they desperately needed it back; they have to pay full amount from day-one it was bought plus 5.6% interests on top. Nuba/South Kordufan and Blue Nile plus Panthou/Heglig were never including in the South. We dominant the South army and we

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        • 29 September 2012 08:48, by wang

          We dominant the South army and we shall make sure that No Nuer kids die in that Abyei war.

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          • 29 September 2012 21:00, by lupai moses

            u lack knoweledge my brother,that is a wrong perception which can not take u any where in this dynamic world better think wisely!

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      • 29 September 2012 09:55, by zulu

        Mohamed.
        If the millions or thousdand of ss living in your country is of great concern or meritorious, then consider them refugees atleast because you cannot claim those people living there because we want them to live there. they are there because of their choice as most of us left sudan for other countries due the choice they made.

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        • 29 September 2012 10:00, by zulu

          Expel the if you do not like them to be there in accordance to international law, any prejudicial law. it has to be humane and rational because ss are verywhere without any agreements of residence. it is a matter of law. besides, there are very many sudanese in ss and we indeed want to reciprocate if u do that.
          you take a good look at the agreement, it is only ss falling back to the same trap.

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          • 29 September 2012 10:04, by zulu

            exploitation. take agrmnt on trade. what can ss export to s? take banking, which countries have equal banking system or monitary? take citizenship? which countries make those agrements concomittantly? These agreements are a farce and it is only sudan benefitting so much from it becos we pay over 3bl to sudan. and what does s give in return?

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      • 29 September 2012 15:34, by Chol

        Mohammed Ali, it’s one thing to sign fake four-freedoms but it’s another story to implement it! You’ll soon kick southerners out of Sudan when you find out there is no implementation fake four-freedoms and no benefits for you from South Sudan! Let’s wait and see then proved me wrong.

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  • 29 September 2012 08:58, by William Atak Garang.

    We are ready for the fully implementation of the border agreement but,Abyiei,Panthou of Ngok Ruweng,Kafie Kenygi,hapranias,Mamer and other part of SS. will not go to the North.Thanks God our ancestors were using spears and sticks and Arab did not defeat them. but we obtained a modern weapon for depending our Border.If Diplomatic measures fall we will claim our right by power.

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