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Sudanese president says ready to meet Salva Kiir "anywhere, anytime"

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December 27, 2012 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese President Omer Al-Bashir said ready to meet with his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir to speed up the implementation of the cooperation agreement he signed wiyh him in Addis Ababa on 27 September.

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President Omer Al-Bashir meets with the Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn on 26 December 2012 (SUNA)

Al-Bashir made this remarks after a second meeting he held with the visiting Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in Khartoum on Wednesday evening to discuss the implementation of nine agreements they negotiated in Addis Ababa.

Speaking to the media, Bashir said he is ready to meet with Salva Kiir "anywhere and anytime" to accelerate the implementation of the Addis Ababa agreement at the same time in its different fields.

Bashir further said the Ethiopian Prime Minister will pay a visit to South Sudan on Thursday bringing "the same message and we assured him our willingness and determined desire to implement what has been agreed and we are fully prepared to meet Salva Kiir anywhere and anytime," he stressed.

The African union peace and security Council on its meeting of 14 December, encouraged the two presidents to convene their summit “in the shortest possible time, in order to remove bottlenecks on all pending issues, including those relating to Abyei and the border”.

In Juba, South Sudanese minister of information and government spokesperson Barnaba Marial Benjamin said in Juba Wednesday that his government was still committed to peaceful dialogue with Sudan and remains ready to receive the Sudanese president either in Juba or in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa for further talks on post-independence issues.

The South Sudanese government is "still committed to peaceful resolution of all outstanding issues" through dialogue, Marial said, giving the example of Kiir’s visit to Khartoum in November 2011 and his invitation for Bashir to pay a return visit.

Bashir has not visited Juba since South Sudan declared independence on 9 July 2011 as his planned visit in April this year was scuppered by the fighting over the Heglig/Panthou oil region.

The failure to implement the security elements of the deal has meant that South Sudan has not been able to recommence oil-production as it relies on pipelines and infrastructure in Sudan to export its crude.

The oil dispute which has lasted almost a year, severely damaging the economies of both countries.

(ST)

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  • 27 December 2012 10:18, by Paul Chadrack

    advise to Kiir,It will not be a successful business for you mr president to continue ruling south sudan,Relinquish power and enjoy your whiskey.your enemies are now multiplying, one day you will work up not belonging to this world.

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    • 27 December 2012 10:34, by michael coma

      What kind of ready are you trying to tell the world while you are killing Kiir’s people?Tell your army to stop sobataging the situation.

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      • 27 December 2012 13:14, by bianaathling

        I think is the time wasting for the two presidents to have a meeting.This Boy called Bashir is a deceiver if you dontknow.How many times did they meet in A/A and there was no implementation up to now.shame on him

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    • 27 December 2012 10:36, by EES Kingmaker

      Bashir is a pathological liar. He can say one thing or another in different circumstances. Which statement to believe as he continues to tell lies from time to time? Will good things come from Khartoum under criminal Bashir? He needs to be treated in commensurate with his lying tongue or attititude toward South Sudan-Sudan faltering relations. Bashir needs ICC incarceration discipline.

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    • 27 December 2012 10:50, by EES Kingmaker

      Come one and see the point. What is the relationship between Kiir meeting Bashir and his multiplying enemies? Don’t see the trees for the woods. This is not how opposition is displayed. This is crude hatred for your President. You like it or not, he is the sitting President. Wait for elections marathon and you fight him there. Turning it tribal or whatever is not my business. You may face it alone

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    • 27 December 2012 12:08, by South Dengjok

      Dear me,
      useless meeting wiz out implementation is nonsense ,is better 4 u 2 left these gibberist cuz ain,t make no sense

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    • 27 December 2012 15:26, by Johndumo14

      If bashir comes to Juba ,he must be arested,if SPLA canot do it ,some guys are prepared to arests or to kill him,he is a monster,a racist black arab,he has killed millions of Africans tribes.His mission is to distroy all africans living in sudan.The nubians live in mountain as refugees in their own Land.Sudan must devided into 3 countries to save the Nubians and darfurians.

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    • 27 December 2012 15:37, by Johndumo14

      If khartoum didnot negotiate with south sudan in good faith
      50 year ago ,how possible they will negotiate now in good faith?? In this world you have to show to the world you are strong militarily not by talking. If south sudan wants ever lasting peace,you have to fight the war and you must win it,
      In this way lasting peace will come.Blieave me!!

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    • 27 December 2012 15:44, by Johndumo14

      Omar al bashir is afraid to come to Juba,because last time he insulted southerner as INSECTS.

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    • 27 December 2012 19:52, by Majer

      That idea is correct dear Paul Chadrack. President kiir should quit power because he is becoming weak and weaker. But i tell you the monsters of the SPLM around him will hate this bitter truth. They need to continue messing up the aready messed up situation.

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      • 28 December 2012 04:51, by Mi diit

        The two presidents are just going to Addis Ababa to enjoy their whisky in Sheraton hotel. Not for serious talks to solve the issues. It is a leisure kind of business with high paid DSA’s.

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    • 28 December 2012 10:54, by winny

      am sorry that, meeting Sudanese president while his army is bombering Northeast Bar-gazelle, where is ICC to take him while going to Ad diss-Ababa?

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  • 27 December 2012 10:45, by Majer

    President Kiir of South Sudan adores Bashir of North Sudan like a God-Father. Kiir will hate his leniency when the lower of his mouth is cut off by Bashir.
    Anyway, let them continue with their fake issues. Calling themselves brothers when they fight from time to time.

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  • 27 December 2012 10:59, by Nyakuzuny

    Dear South Sudanese are you still to trust the President of Aljerima , while your are still Boming , tell our President to reject this Liar President Aljerima Implementation. which Cooperation Agreement who will sign again? is just playing Moneys without programme . and I sort that this pesident Aljerima will continous the war b/n North and the South if you are not make serious action to North.

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  • 27 December 2012 11:04, by Mapuor

    Hooooo this time dear presidents, be serious and comee up with final solutions to the problems faced by the two countries,patience has limits,your people are running out of patience and may overthrow both of you if you fail this time to be useful.

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  • 27 December 2012 11:33, by Foxtail

    bashir wouldn’t visit South Sudan nor will Sudan does anything that would affect South Sudan negatively either on the economical, social or political view. this is because sudan is at serious war with itself in three states. he’s fighting the whole world in regards to Darfur and protests going on almost daily in Khartoum.

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    • 27 December 2012 12:22, by Paul Chadrack

      Khartoum not allowing south sudan oil to flow is it not affecting s sudan economically.just continue stupidly stealing public funds, one day you and your uncle kiir will end up behind bars.

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      • 27 December 2012 13:39, by EES Kingmaker

        President Kiir is like a white antelope in the grass surrounded ferocious beasts. In the event of its fall by any form of enviromental disater, those monsters will never escape curses and wrath of hunters___even weak ones who don’t intend to pursue an antelope itself with feat. The aim is to get a place in that kingdom so that he can poach at will. Who is better between wild beasts, hyena or lion?

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      • 29 December 2012 05:00, by bakuluk

        Allowing Souther Sudan oil to flowing is good,if president Kiir Mayardit once again shuffling his Government.because now,we no longer have Government we just have freak show. and we no longer have Nation under spla,we under Satan.

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  • 27 December 2012 14:05, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

    Dear Africa’s in general please Bhisher is like a child, why don’t u think for all agreement in A/A without implementation for south Sudanes. now he just decieve the Ethiopia MP for not thing, please Ethiopia MP don’t westing your time for Bhisher who conquering the ICC,USA, Europ- or world in general. If You don’t have some thing to do in Ethiopia Just play with ur children at Home.

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    • 27 December 2012 14:38, by EES Kingmaker

      Ethiopian President is a gentleman. He wants to exhaust diplomacy with bloody, brute Bashir. Bashir is not a child. He knows what a dictator should do for his country. It is upto AUHIP and its host Ethiopia to watch all Bashir’s evil steps and tell him on the face the dangers of foot-dragging and disrespect for AU that covered all his dirty plans. Time will tell. Bashir’s days for ICC are numbered

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  • 27 December 2012 18:04, by OurLand

    Why not meet in The Hague, in front of the International Criminal Court?

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  • 27 December 2012 19:22, by Lecture

    Bashir, is always interested in committed genocide, not negotiation of country posterity. He thought that president Kiir was fool like him, confronted the world that he will gonna meet Kiir anywhere anytime; that mean "nowhere no time". God is caution you with that agony regime. You must face the Hague all eyes are on you although Thombo Mbeki, is with you.

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  • 28 December 2012 04:52, by Mi diit

    The two presidents are just going to Addis Ababa to enjoy their whisky in Sheraton hotel. Not for serious talks to solve the issues. It is a leisure kind of business with high paid DSA’s.

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    • 28 December 2012 07:08, by George Bol

      I totally believed that the agreement from Khartoum is always a delay tactic. Why should be bother ourselves for those just know how to say yes,but latter say no.For me, we should liberate our areas that they are controlling and just called it a last word,whether you will not see them coming to the table like what they did in 2005.

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  • 28 December 2012 07:52, by JohnGarangFreedom

    The same old trick.

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  • 3 April 2013 11:23, by stefan

    Bashir is a pathological liar. He can say one thing or another in different circumstances. Which statement to believe as he continues to tell lies from time to time? Will good things come from Khartoum under criminal Bashir? He needs to be treated in e-papierosy
    commensurate with his lying tongue or attititude toward South Sudan-

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