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Nafie: Russia supports Sudanese position over Abyei


December 9, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — Following his return from Moscow on Saturday evening, Presidential Assistant Nafie Ali Nafie reiterated that Russia is supportive of the Sudanese government position over Abyei issue.

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Nafie, led an important delegation including several ministers to Moscow where he held talks with the Russian officials about economic and scientific cooperation and investment. But he also tackled the issue of Abyei with the Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov.

In statements to the official SUNA at Khartoum airport on the dawn of Sunday morning, Nafie said that "the Russian leadership clearly supports Sudan’s point of view to give enough time to (discuss) Abyei issue, to remove time limitation and that the issue remains in African hands and not be referred to the UN Security Council."

Sudan which accuses Washington of being behind the decision of the 24 October, sought the Russian support to block any vote in favour of the proposal at the level of the Security Council. The two parties held different meetings over the issue previously.

South Sudanese government pushes for the definitive adoption of the African mediation proposal saying it would be the best solution to avoid endless talks with Khartoum.

The African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) on 24 October decided to give the two parties six weeks to reach a negotiated solution over the basis of a proposal made by the African mediation. However the proposal will be definitive and referred for the UN Security Council if they fail to do so.

Sudan had already rejected the panel’s proposal which provides to hold a referendum in Abyei in October 2013 without the Misseriya nomads.

Since, the two parties did not meet over Abyei. Instead the two parties thought it would be better to seek regional and international support for their positions.

A South Sudanese delegation led by Pagan Amum was also in Moscow to convince the Russian officials to not support Khartoum’s position.

The AUPSC is expected to meet on 14 December.

Nafie said they signed also a number of economic agreements with the Russian ministry of mining and met firms disposed to invest in Sudan.


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  • 9 December 2012 10:31, by master

    mr Lok , Alor
    don’t celebrate before u catch the lion
    lick your elbow

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  • 9 December 2012 11:04, by Mike

    Sorry for u the socalled master, what do u know pertaining this matter?, just useless traitors and not giving peace chance for the rightful owners of the land.
    We know very well Russia been supportor of the Tyranny goverment in Khartoum, so it not surpise for South Sudan for them to have perverted the course of right proceedure.

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  • 9 December 2012 11:54, by master

    be rational , the border line btw 2 sudan is 1956 as CPA said , not if the tribe of dinka life north of 56 line that means this land belong to south
    u ( southern) have huge imagnation
    i fear one day you claim Alhaj yousif because meany southerns life there
    we would have claim bahr alghazal belong to us

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    • 9 December 2012 17:21, by zulu

      What is Russia? You are overjoyed that Your devil Nefie is confident over Russia’s and some African countries. But things have been resolved at the Hague, and its implementation will go ahead at the UNSC.

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  • 9 December 2012 14:53, by panchol

    Mr.Master & your Ali Manafei.
    Dinka Ngok will choose their future not Misyeria.
    Referendum in Abyei must take place in absence of Arab normades. South Sudan is not like free Syrian army, but an independence country whose teeth are even growing very fast.
    "Empty vessels make more noise". hahahahaha! SPLA/M Oyee! Oyee!

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    • 9 December 2012 17:37, by Northern Sudanese

      seriously dude, if you believe that misseireyah will not participate in the referendum then you clearly live in a faaaaaaar world. misseireyah will participate by all means and if you don’t accept it, then don’t! we can just invade Abyei again with you unable to do shit but cry tears at the UN. Abyei belongs to sudan and not south sudan!

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  • 9 December 2012 15:15, by panchol

    Master, this time Russia will looking for a good land to settle in somewhere there in Middle East as your origin, not anywhere in South Sudan.Abyei is a land of Dinka Ngok only who annexed to South Kordufan in 1956. Not Dinka Ngok who got transferred to Abyei, but annexed to SK , Oky? did you get me Master? Eg. It is just like greater Sudan was called an Arab country, but we had decided to join o

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    • 9 December 2012 15:43, by master

      lick your elbow & ass
      poor mind guy

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    • 9 December 2012 17:39, by Northern Sudanese

      you are free to keep dreaming, but dreams will do you no good. Abyei belongs to sudan and it will remain in sudan!

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  • 9 December 2012 18:20, by Tutbol

    N Sudanese.
    Just try again to invade Abyiei & S Sudan will do nothing about it, but to go & cry out at the UN. This is when we will believe that N Sudan is a powerful country in Africa. Your govt provocations had served you well in the past, but try it again this time & cows will always produce more calves all years round!!

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  • 9 December 2012 22:00, by Kikiji longiro

    Tutbol,N.sudanese & Master,
    You are the people who have being dreaming for darkness to enter Sudan.Since 1905 Abyei,s Dinka ngok have being connected to sudan & you people have seen what production Abyei is producing daily.WHAT DID THE PEOPLE OF ABYEI GAIN FROM YOUR ROTTEN SYSTEM OF NORTHERN SUDAN? You are more human blind people than the South Sudanese, that is why we south sudanese want Abyei t

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  • 9 December 2012 22:11, by Kikiji longiro

    to go back to their native Land South Sudan.If you have power of fighting why didn,t you stopped South sudan all these years searching for their independence.YOUR INTEREST OF ISLAMIZING SOUTH SUDANESE BY FORCE ENDED UP YOUR EVERLASTED UNFORGOTTEN GRAVE.Dream big now because South sudanese was not itself since the Sudanese independent day, but leave us 15 years to come you will FEEE

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  • 9 December 2012 22:17, by Kikiji longiro


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  • 10 December 2012 08:49, by sudani

    ABYEI is South Sudan. Finished. where do you get Dinka in this world? only in Southern Sudan. Do we have Dinka in the middle east, south Asia, Arab Gulf Countries or in Sudia Arabia? No, only south sudan. why do you our brothers here in the North don’t let these Dinka join their brothers and sisters in the South. Allow them to go and you will live in peace.

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