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South Sudan’s Kiir, Museveni discuss trade relations


By Julius N. Uma

December 22, 2012 (JUBA) South Sudan President, Salva Kiir and his Ugandan counterpart, Yoweri Museveni on Saturday met to discuss ways of enhancing strong bilateral trade relations between the two countries.

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Salva Kiir and Yoweri Museveni in Juba on 14 April 2008 (Reuters)

The two, during closed-door meeting held in Juba, the South Sudan capital also explored possibilities of how to improve security at the two countries’ borders.

President Kiir, in a brief media address shortly after their meeting, said the two neighboring countries extensively discussed and agreed to remove all trade obstacles usually experienced at border locations.

South Sudan has in recent years, emerged as the largest importer of Ugandan goods. Currently, over 150,000 Ugandan traders, according to the trade and industry ministry, operate across the border, generating an estimated $900 million in business.

Land locked South Sudan still relies heavily on its neighbors to provide goods such as construction materials and services such as skilled and unskilled labor, with approximately 1,500 Ugandans work in Southern Sudan in the construction industry.

In recent years, however, Ugandan traders have complained about constant harassments, intimidation and corruption at the border with South Sudan, an allegation officials have often denied.

President Museveni, meanwhile, said the discussions he held with his South Sudanese counterpart were “fruitful” and will help strengthen further relations between Uganda and the young nation.

The Ugandan leader, who travelled by road to the South Sudan capital, said he was impressed with the improvement in road conditions, citing the 192km Juba-Nimule stretch, which was tarmarked with assistance from the US government.

Museveni said both countries also talked about the need to secretly dispatch spies at border points to monitor whether officials take brides, ensuring that appropriate measures are taken them, if they are implicated.


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  • 23 December 2012 08:40, by Dinkawarrior

    The so called Yoweri Museveni is an agent of evil and usually a suspect? He have to do more to South Sudan or otherwise he have to explain why is it always African Leaders die in his hand?

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    • 23 December 2012 09:02, by Dinkawarrior

      Uncountable number of African politicians were reported as missing or crashing on their ways back to their homelands? We warn you Mr. Cowboy to be careful with this man, we don’t know what is in him. He must to be productive and be helpful to South Sudan or we have to ask him a lot of questions?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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      • 23 December 2012 09:35, by Joseph Canada

        Apart from John Garang, name me some of these uncountable African politicians.
        just want to know more please. not asking in a bad way.

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        • 23 December 2012 20:50, by Mohamed

          George Athor was called for a meeting with Musevini to discuss peace with the SPLM. He barely arrived in Uganda and was killed in his hotel room then his body was dumped inside South Sudan.
          Wasn’t he a great SPLA leader during the war with Sudan?
          We don’t even need to mention how the great John Garang was killed and in who’s helicopter....
          Just look into his eyes during Garang’s funeral pics.....

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          • 24 December 2012 06:45, by Lotodo Awino Odug

            Tradings have nothing to do with political assasinations? get a life sucker.

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      • 23 December 2012 10:27, by ngadodo

        Mr: Yoweri Museveni, his criminal what the world ever knew, look they’re had closed door meeting what do you thinks what his offer to Mr.: Salva Kiir his Advices him how to be dictator and how to be makes successfully assassination to critic that is all about meeting.

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      • 23 December 2012 10:30, by Dinkawarrior

        "The devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know" This is a true idioms and it can’t be ignore. Kiir used to be a good guy but now he gone wild because of his family members who don’t look for the future. Without Kiir, there would have been nothing called South Sudan today. He deserve credit for that, no doubt in my mind. But?

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        • 23 December 2012 10:40, by Dinkawarrior

          But he have to be careful for his records, he is a South Sudanese President and he must take responsible eventhough he has done nothing wrong. His records are matter to world, he is no longer a rebel and he must take an accountability on whatever occured under his leadership. The Death of Mayol Kuch, Deng Chol, and Human right abusive reports are matter?

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          • 23 December 2012 10:50, by Dinkawarrior

            WARNING: Mr. Cowboy, there is something fishy here with your friend called Yoweri Museveni? You don’t have to be too closed to him or otherwise I can’t afford to be crying again!!!!! It’s up to you but Angun ci cieu ace beer cam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 23 December 2012 09:05, by Gabriel KK

    I welcome the trade but not this massive illegal entrance of economic migrants from all our neighbours. the ministry concern should protect our borders by screening everyone at border and airport points.

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  • 23 December 2012 09:12, by Nyakuzuny

    Dear brothers! this is avery big deal B/n Dinka Bor Intelligency,U.S, Special FBI and the Yower Museveni for the cast of Assassanate of Asaiah Abram , this is very big planning. I Sort they decides to put our President Jany-Jaro Kiir of Black List, you see now president Kiir is already Comfuse for this dicussion Trade relation B/n South Sudan and Uganda of Yower Museveni decision.

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  • 23 December 2012 09:19, by Nyakuzuny

    H.E President Yower Museveni , Let me advice you ,about this deal , please Don’t Kill this president Like Dr.John Garang Again because I know you , you are the Good Killer.

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  • 23 December 2012 09:48, by Jalaby

    Yoweri Museveni is a perfect example for the most corrupted leader in Africa,the guy is widely known to be a trouble maker in the region,all the instability and the mess that are going on in Congo because of him, the massacre in Rwanda also because of him!
    He is on power for so long and becomes so rotted,he won’t retire unless they take his dead body to the graveyard!

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  • 23 December 2012 11:00, by master

    this guy . He is rot more than fly shit
    i think he came to insturct mr Jahlol to find solution for oil because he depend on south sudan hard currency

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  • 23 December 2012 21:11, by Mohamed

    For the first time in Sudan Tribune both Southern and Northern Sudanese seem to agree on a subject! This is unbelievable!
    Maybe we should join forces and take this monkey out!

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