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UN chief urges Sudan and S. Sudan to finalise negotiations


January 28, 2013 (JUBA) – The United Nations secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, on Monday urged South Sudan to continue negotiations with Sudan, until both countries resolve their outstanding post-independence issues.

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UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon (UN)

Ki-moon made the remarks at a meeting he held with South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

During the meeting, the two leaders discussed the implementation of the 27 September 2012 agreements signed between Sudan and South Sudan; status of the negotiations on the outstanding issues between the two countries, as well as the economic and human rights situation in the new nation.

The UN chief told Kiir to continue engaging Sudan in the talks in order to ensure implementation of the agreements, and further stressed the importance of setting up the Abyei area administration, according to a statement.

On Saturday, while addressing the African Union (AU) summit, Ki-moon said both Sudan and South Sudan have taken “positive” steps to resolve outstanding issues.

“But they should make more progress in meeting their agreements,” he added, further expressing concerns about the “dangerous” humanitarian situation in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

“I call on the authorities in Sudan and South Sudan to immediately begin direct talks to allow urgently needed humanitarian assistance to reach affected civilians,” partly reads the statement extended to Sudan Tribune.

The UN chief said the international community is also concerned about an increase in human rights violations, including sexual violence in the two countries.

In a meeting held in Sunday in Addis Ababa, both Kiir and his Sudanese counterpart, Omar al-Bashir, said they remain committed to the implementation of the cooperation agreement.

The meeting, organised on the sidelines on the AU summit in Addis Ababa, follows the failure by the two parties to reach a compromise on the implementation of a security deal, reached at a previous meeting they held last week in the Ethiopian capital.

The two sides also failed to establish local administrative bodies for the disputed oil-producing Abyei region.

However, both presidents Kiir and al-Bashir, told the AU summit they remain committed to implementing the cooperation agreement and to observe the outcome of the AU Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) meeting held on Friday 25 January at the level of heads of states and governments.

The meeting aimed to put pressure on the two sides, with the AUSPC opting not to refer the issue of Abyei to the UN Security Council (UNSC), preferring instead to keep the issue within the AU.


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  • 29 January 2013 06:46, by Jalaby

    Sure Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, we will never stop negotiating with the south but that negotiation would just be negotiation for the sake of negotiation with null output as long as the south plotting the evil against Sudan and insisting supporting SPLA-N!!

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    • 29 January 2013 06:50, by Jalaby

      We’ll extend the negotiation another 6 months every time when expired and continue closing the pipeline and strangling them and dry all source of food and money till thieves government collapse by itself from inside!
      No doubt they’re evil and believe their country could only survive under ripping apart Sudan!!! what an evil people?!

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      • 29 January 2013 06:58, by Snipper

        You guys will die first before us!! You have been the owners of the oil for a very long time! Let’s continue negotiating and believe that the south will soon collapse but the opposite will emerge!

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      • 29 January 2013 06:59, by Snipper

        You guys will die first before us!! You have been the owners of the oil for a very long time! Let’s continue negotiating and believe that the south will soon collapse but the opposite will emerge!

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      • 29 January 2013 07:11, by Pure Nationalist

        Jalaby, independent South Sudan will never collapse, but Sudan will keep on desintegrating. If you were not evil, we couldn’t have opted for separation, if you are not still evil you shouldn’t refuse negotiation with your pple of SKDF, BLN and Darfuri. You denied civil population food yet you claim to represent them as their gov’t. Is it d/n from evil acts? Jalab is the worst satan of 21st century

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      • 29 January 2013 07:20, by Observer

        Yours and the governements thinking is what is wrong here. You think that we can carry on being the big bully we have been and we will get our own way.
        That is not happening-S Sudan is not collapsing, food and money is not drying up as they have the support of the international community- something we don;t have.

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        • 29 January 2013 07:23, by Observer

          In reality it is our country which is suffering- apart from people like you and the elites who are favoured by the government.
          Open you eyes- inflation is 50%, there is very little forex, the people are suffering.. for what. So we can continue to be the bully and war mongerers
          We have to accept S Sudan is now our equal and no longer can we bully it into submission. We have to change..

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          • 29 January 2013 07:43, by Jalaby

            Observer (Rooster - Deek Al-Eda)
            You’ve fully close minded and you’re nothing but dumb ass and your brain start to function and understands things after 4 PM everyday!!
            You know nothing about the south and politics and I can see your knowledge and level way behind mine and I’m overqualified to debate with you!

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            • 29 January 2013 07:47, by Jalaby

              Please go and find some one in this forum who is same to your level and debate with, this forum is full of poor knowledge and idiot people like you, keep yourself busy with them and don’t waste my time you dumb rooster (YA DEEK AL-EDA)!!

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              • 29 January 2013 08:18, by Observer

                That response was totally expected from you- just the usual name calling, lack of reason and education from you.
                I have no idea what your reference to not being able to debate until after 4pm means.. but again it just shows you your lack of reason, rational thinking and your small mind.
                I would suggest you take you own advice.

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              • 29 January 2013 15:05, by Nuer Empire

                Jallaby maa e jin yong elong,thiele mi ngayi.G33y!

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            • 29 January 2013 10:05, by Observer

              I know a lot more about the south and the politics of both countries that you do.
              The knowledge I have in one small part of my brain would be twice as all of yours.
              Also you don;t debate- you just spout your hatred, prejudice,ignorance and whatever your employer tells you to say.
              To debate you need to present a reasoned argument something that you are not capable of.

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          • 29 January 2013 07:47, by Pif Paf

            What bullying r u talking about? Tell me, what do want the GOS to do when SPLA continues to support SRF and destabilize Sudan?
            If we didnt want to accept S.Sudan as "our equal" we would have done so before the referendum.
            We signed the CPA of peace in both Sudan and south. However if we r getting played then we will not think about forex & inflation, only about settle the score.

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            • 29 January 2013 08:24, by Observer

              Pif Paf,
              And what does the GOSS do when our government continues to support rebels in S Sudan and try to destabalise South Sudan.
              Both governments are to blame and have to negotiate and compromise for the benefit of both countries.
              It is obvious you were not part of the CPA negotiations as you if you were now why Sudan could not do anything to S Sudan before the referendum.

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      • 29 January 2013 07:29, by Hardball

        Jalaby, what happened to the agreement signed last year you were celebrating? Why are you still desperate for more negotiations with South Sudan? Remember, No more free things from South Sudan this time.

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        • 29 January 2013 11:04, by EES Kingmaker

          Sudan thinks what it can do best is to dishonour agreements, whatever guarantees from UN and regional bodies. In Khartoum’s mind, it can abandon any agreement at will and expect International community to praise and bless its evil moves. Alas! Sudan should be denied that playful or wicked behaviour. We need to tell and make the world condemn Khartoum dirty tricks that keep instability.

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      • 29 January 2013 09:06, by Gaddfa

        Mr. Jalaby wishing somebody a bad things is not in Islamic tradition. and for that i hope you don’t go a head and paint the good name of Islamic with dirty. i have read Qur’an page by page and topic by topic but i have never came across the topic that preach the hatred. believe you me if we going through Qur’an i think you won’t tell me one single sentence that wish other people death.

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      • 29 January 2013 09:18, by Jong Anthony

        Dear Jalaby,
        who is a devil the one who slaughter,cheat his his people or the the one that negotiate patiently for the the seek of his people ? look, most of the senior leaders from your country are hunted by ICC including your boss who is lynching every one who is not worshiping his unjust rule of dictatorship.
        I know you know what a murder,thief,robber,means in your cursed land

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    • 29 January 2013 06:55, by Snipper

      Hahahaha I see the issue of SPLA-N is the pain in the ass in North sudan but that is a reality!! We will continue slowly craving sudan piece by piece until when we reach Khartoum and tell the fake arabs of middle east to go back home!! Though they are not real arabs but half curse!!

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      • 29 January 2013 07:27, by Tutbol

        One sometimes wonders if diplomats are diplomats just because they are diplomats or they are intelligent to be diplomats. This Ki moon guy is the greatest West stooge to ever have held the UNSC. The guy is a West yes man. Why didn’t the stooge just say, S Sudanese the West want you to give in your land & resources to the corporate greedy West & their cabal arabs. Think again boss.

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    • 29 January 2013 14:46, by jwok

      No negotiation with international war criminals
      Bashir and i think you know the rest.

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  • 29 January 2013 10:17, by Makunon

    Yes peaceful negotiation resolves disputes, but timeline limit is important Mr Ki-moon

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    • 29 January 2013 10:42, by EES Kingmaker

      I think we have known International Coummunity won’t help that whose diplomacy is weak. We need to put our house in order. South Sudan diplomacy is at its low ebb. This is the truth we should admit. Blaming Ban Ki-moon may not take us anywhere. What we need is the diplomatic overhaul so that we can confidently confront the awesome task___aggressive diplomacy that changes our reputation.

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