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Sudan’s Bashir’s agrees to meet South Sudan leader on Friday: state media

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January 1, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir has agreed to meet with his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Friday 4 January, Sudan’s official news agency (SUNA) reported.

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FILE - Sudanese President Omer Hassan al-Bashir (R) listens as his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir speaks during a joint news conference (Reuters)

SUNA quoted presidential press secretary Emad Sid Ahmed as saying that the summit will be held for the purpose of speeding up the implementation of what was agreed to before, in reference to the cooperation deals signed last September in Addis Ababa.

The announcement comes at the heels of a recent visit by the new Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn to Khartoum and Juba in a bid to refresh peace efforts.

The new date comes into contrast with meeting date originally set for January 13th.

South Sudan seceded from the north in July 2011 but many outstanding issues remained unresolved including borders, oil, Abyei and citizenship among others.

Regional and international efforts have failed to break the deadlock between the two nations.

Khartoum insists that security arrangements be prerequisite to the implementation of any other agreements, particularly relating to resumption of oil exports from landlocked South Sudan.

Sudan specifically wants South Sudan to end its support to insurgents fighting Khartoum in the border states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan. Juba denies the claims saying that this is an internal Sudanese matter.

In a sign of goodwill South Sudan president yesterday said his country will withdraw its troops from border areas to allow for the operation of the proposed demilitarized border zone with Sudan.

Up till then neither country has yet withdrawn its respective army 10 km (six miles) from the border to set up a buffer zone, a condition to restart the flow of southern oil through the north.

(ST)

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  • 2 January 2013 09:34, by Ayom Ayom

    You are amassing troops along the border and you are meeting on Friday in Ethiopia, to discuss what? these are ways to avoid Sanction from International community whoever said I am not interesting to for peace, you are hiding your truly colors.

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  • 2 January 2013 09:46, by Wiyual

    Bashir is interested in lasting peace with South Sudanese but some elements from his inner-circle do not like to give peace a chance since they have their own hidden agenda. Such people like Nafia-Nafia and VP Mohamed Tah are the one always do not like to have peace with South Sudan. Bashir needs to look closely to those two crooks.

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    • 2 January 2013 10:17, by EES Kingmaker

      Wiyual,
      Inner-circle elements or call it Kitchen Cabinet can play a devil role to delay Cooperation Agreement implementation. Yet believe me or not, Bashir has ample political requisites to remove them or shift them somewhere to avoid standing on the way to peace and stability. He can end that mischief if he chooses to do so.

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    • 2 January 2013 19:58, by James Maker Akok

      Let me tell you, president Bashri is not interesting in peace with South Sudan, he just killing the times to cheat South Sudan.
      He did refuse to sign CPA with Dr. John Garang in Kenya, a one who signed CPA was his Vice President Taha because president Bashri wasn’t wanted to sign CPA.

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  • 2 January 2013 11:15, by Pif Paf

    The last time pagan came to khartoum to arrange a meeting with kiir, spla attacked Higlieg. This time SAF are at the borders waiting for one wrong move.
    We have faith in AlBashir. No concessions for south again and no oil will flow unless spla-n is disarmed, all spla leave contested area’s and allow misseriya to vote in Abeyi. These should be basic preconditions to allow south oil to flow again.

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    • 2 January 2013 11:20, by Pif Paf

      My advice to spla insects is to hurry up and heed to our demands because Sudan oil is increasing very fast and if you are not quick, there will be no room for south oil is our pipelines.
      The hard part is over. Sudan is looking forward to a prosperous year ahead. 2013 will be about Oil production, Agriculture, Gold and big projects.
      Happy Independence Day

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      • 2 January 2013 16:26, by panchol

        Pifshit..& like...
        if South Sudan has forces to disarm SPLA/N rebels then why not invading the whole Sudan. Let me as you a question, can camel pass through needle hole? say yes or no, if no then difficult for SS Army to disarm your rebels.
        Referendum in Abyei will be conducted without messariya tribe whatsoever the case may be. Abyei belongs to nine dinka chiefdoms .

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        • 2 January 2013 16:40, by panchol

          continue...
          An other question to Pifshit...which law all over the world says army of other country should disarm rebels of other country?
          NB: To disarm your rebels and participation of messariya tribe in Abyei Referendum so that oil flow through your oil pipelines to marine terminal to the International Market. lol! junubeen will not accept your father’s decision. lol.

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    • 2 January 2013 11:32, by Peacocktail

      Pif Paf,
      those precondition are for the foolish person like u and wise man like Bashir, President Knows what to tell and he play his game well. Misserriay to vote in Abyei???? shameful words, how do you allow your visitors to have his nose in the affairs of your house. Abyei belongs to Dinka Ngok chiefdom full stop. NO MIsseryia or Diarrheas, Disarming Rebels???? who don’t NCP disarm Darfur Rebel

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    • 2 January 2013 13:11, by Badi Malawi

      Let bashir think zat it was not sudan of b4, otherwise sudan cant n will never be same again ,we defeat jalabi either dialogue nor guerilla

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    • 2 January 2013 13:19, by EES Kingmaker

      Expired Pif-Paf,
      These pre-conditions aren’t working__thus illusions coming from derailed minds. The SPLA-N is a home-grown force that you failed to disarm or militarily defeat. If you think you can’t disarm them, negotiate peace or peacefully seek SPLA technical assistance to guide your talks or legal disarmament proces. Do it your way, it backfires. SAF is a "wishy-washy force" doesn’t worry us

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      • 2 January 2013 14:01, by 4Justice

        Expired-Pif Paf hahaha, your counterfit chinese made pifpaf has expired dude!

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    • 2 January 2013 13:32, by EES Kingmaker

      Expired Pif Paf,
      You have given a worthless advice a stupid person can’t even take. South Sudan oil pipeline will find its way through other alternative means rather than exporting our oil through enemy territory. We regretted we washed and fed hands that, in turn, bite us at the end of time. Your empty pride is unpalatable lot to us.

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    • 2 January 2013 13:33, by EES Kingmaker

      Expired Pif Paf,
      You have given a worthless advice a stupid person can’t even take. South Sudan oil pipeline will find its way through other alternative means rather than exporting our oil through enemy territory. We regretted we washed and fed hands that, in turn, bite us at the end of time. Your empty pride is unpalatable lot to us.

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    • 2 January 2013 16:24, by zulu

      Pitiful Pat,
      considering your demands for sexession of support to your rebels, one can only assume you have no power, SAF is very weak

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  • 2 January 2013 11:21, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

    It’s very great shame in North and South Sudan for two nonsense president b/c the just wasting the resource for their human need, not for Sudanese in general that will benefit.becouse their agreement just deal for useless thing that was no sign to North and South Sudan.
    please dull leaders step down we will selecting good leader to bring peace and unity in our countries without wars.

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  • 2 January 2013 11:38, by Jalaby

    To Mr. Kiir,
    We know your crap country is moving so fast to hell, it even crippled Einstein relativity theory which assumes that the light speed is the faster speed in this universe but South Sudan is moving faster than the light speed itself heading directly and right to hell!

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    • 2 January 2013 11:43, by Jalaby

      Look Mr. Kiir,
      don’t waste our time and waste Ethiopia, South Africa, UN, UNSC, AU,etc time, don’t waste the whole world time, they’re not just busy with your crap country, they’ve a lot of things to do and more important than your nonsense issues, don’t waste our time please, you know very well where is the problem and what you need to do!

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      • 2 January 2013 11:51, by Jalaby


        Right,exactly,it’s SPLA-N,you support them and offer them a safe haven in the south,they kill innocent civilians in Sudan,destroy buildings,sabotage public interest and more over abduct Chinese workers and then run and hide in your crap country!why offering them a safe haven you moron?!
        Abyei,Mile 14,Kaka,etc,all these disputed areas can be resolved no problem at all

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        • 2 January 2013 12:00, by Jalaby

          Look Mr. Kiir,
          As you can see now we start to pump our oil from these new oil fields (by the way, we’re still working on fixing the damage you made in Heglig and we didn’t reach the same level of production before your irresponsible invasion yet), you know now we produce around 140,000 bbl/day and this year we will add another 10,000 bpd, we’ll soon become oil

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          • 2 January 2013 12:08, by Jalaby

            exporter again and will join our Arab brothers in OPEC soon, so don’t think we desperately need your oil, no we are not! you actually desperately need our help, our pipeline, our refineries, our see cities to export your oil, you need our food, our crops, sugar and even salt!
            You probably watched the news of yesterday and you saw by your naked eyes the opening of

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            • 2 January 2013 12:23, by Jalaby

              of Roseiris dam, that project is considered to be one of the biggest project in Africa and will change Sudan economy and people lives for good, just tell me, what your government did other than looting oil money and harass our country?! you’re busy doing what? sending letters to thieves asking them to return the oil money they stole or

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              • 2 January 2013 12:29, by Jalaby

                sending an apology letter to Obama for being a liar about denying supporting SPLA-N?
                Look Mr. President,
                It’s completely up to you whether you want to be a good neighbor and stop playing foxy and dirty game with us or be an evil person!
                Don’t worry, we’ve the cure either way, it’s up to you to decide!

                Jalaby (Abo Jalabia)

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                • 2 January 2013 14:46, by ngomrom

                  Dear Jalabia
                  Hoo don’nt cry we will help to stop SPLA N from finishing you but not by force boy
                  Thanks

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                  • 2 January 2013 15:44, by Northern Sudanese

                    ngomrom
                    are you kidding me? if we didn’t want peace then your military headquarters would be located on the ugandan border. crying? why would we cry? our country is developing day after day while yours is getting worse and worse and worse!
                    SPLA/N is like a rat, we finish them and they hide in your shithole. tell me about the latest development in your shithole!

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                • 2 January 2013 17:10, by panchol

                  Jalaby or jalabia wa Tof...
                  Sincerely, South Sudan is still committed to peace, but if you think of taking back or invading it. don’t dream about us. South Sudan is not crying to AU,UNSC, USA etc as you put it but trying to report to your deaf Asian kimoon. junubeen are not junubeen of 1970s...

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            • 2 January 2013 12:57, by Rezingving monynok

              hey mr scrub fake Jalab
              son of evil
              killer inspired devil dweller
              you are a useless worm ,
              USELESS, words

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              • 2 January 2013 15:40, by Northern Sudanese

                Rezingving monynok
                you only got the mouth, it won’t save your poor butts from disaster... oh wait, you are already a disaster loool

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                • 2 January 2013 16:33, by zulu

                  Asholes. Headquarters in Uganda? Remember Nimule, Panthou and the rest of the places we took in Koffiya Kinji, etc? Tiy are fulll of garbage

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        • 2 January 2013 21:02, by Kalo

          Shut up Jalab !!!don,t blame South Sudan,is it also South Sudan Captured 9 tanks in Daldoko East Kadugli with in hours, ,all SAF who are fighting against Nuba and South are from Nuba,you are just drinking in Khartoum and used Antonovo to killed innocent civilians,it is just the matter of time,Khartoum will be one day like Kigali of Rawanda in 1994,understand the history of Nuba well

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  • 2 January 2013 16:47, by Guandong

    Mr.Kiir you must learn from your first mistake,not always for Bashir to lie on us with no positive solution n u will agree with him. Look Bashir is now bombarding our ppl n 3000 SAF deeply penetrated into our teritorry by two dimensions via Renk county killing farmers n by Bargazal also thesame.Stop acting like fool

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  • 2 January 2013 16:50, by Guandong

    Not a time for negotiation we don’t give room for any form of discusion,the field must judge us and eagle must east human.

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  • 2 January 2013 16:52, by Guandong

    Not a time for negotiation we don’t give room for any form of discusion,the field must judge us and eagle must east human.

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  • 2 January 2013 17:05, by Guandong

    Mr.Kiir,ur failure to protect our teritorry will marke ur failure in the history of RSS upto down to ur children no one will come to rule over south again.
    To protect means:
    - To help our ppl against outsider attack n terittory
    - To protect thier life n health in preventing sickness n disaster
    - To help ur ppl survive n to meet their need for security.
    Not just sleeping on the seat n corrupting.

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  • 2 January 2013 18:42, by Badi Malawi

    If sultan bashir fail this time to implement de agreement that was signed in addis on september ,then it will b very easy for icc to take him if not slm, jem, spla-n , spla and israel on top will complete this unfinished violence btn jalabi n followers of christ.

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    • 2 January 2013 22:28, by Wen sultan

      where do you coming from now, Bashir will not go to ICC as I am sure 100%, Go and open the case but where will you open it, this is for an International Community business if don’t know.
      they benefits from its even the presidents themselves Plus Committee. Stupid people make business on human, Just to kill and paid.

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  • 3 January 2013 16:52, by Mapuor

    Disarming the SPLA North should not come in this time.The two leaders must know that their days in power will be determined by the out come of the meeting they are going to conduct tomorrow.Difficult decisions need to be taken at the meeting.

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