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Egyptian prime minister visits Juba Wednesday


March 12, 2013 (JUBA) – The Egyptian prime minister, Hesham Qandil, is expected to pay a visit to the South Sudan’s capital, Juba, on Wednesday, leading a high-powered government delegation from Cairo to hold bilateral talks with the leadership of the new independent state.

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Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

South Sudan’s vice-president, Riek Machar, on Monday briefed the national ministers in Juba about the pending visit of the Egyptian senior officials and the preparations for their reception.

Prime Minister Qandil will be accompanied by the Egyptian foreign minister and many other key ministers in the government. A number of top Egyptian billionaires and business people are expected to be part of the incoming delegation.

The two governments are also expected to initiate a bilateral cooperation agreement with subsequent memorandums of understanding covering various sectors of development and private investment.

The Arab Republic of Egypt was one of the first countries in the region to recognize the independence of South Sudan in July 2011 which resulted from the outcome of the referendum on self-determination.

The two states have since exchanged diplomatic missions with each opening an embassy and assigning an ambassador in the other country.

South Sudan has embarked on attracting foreign investment, promoting bilateral cooperation and diplomatic relations with all countries in the world.

The country’s vice-president, Riek Machar, is also expected to lead a high-level delegation to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this week and participate in a conference in Dubai which will discuss priority development projects seeking investment in South Sudan.


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  • 12 March 2013 07:05, by okucu pa lotinokwan

    Epyptian are moving for their own interest particularly for the case of the Nile which conected the two countries, otherwise nothing of that kind will happen.But we still have hope for the good relationship with Epyptian govt.

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    • 13 March 2013 03:14, by Dinkawarrior

      We don’t need business with the so Called (MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD or ASSHOLES) Period, they’re cause of problems in the whole Sudan. All Egytians are Evils, they were the first people causing Slavery. For example, the Great Nubians Kingdom was destroy including their cultures. They’re supporting Terrorists who are against the Mighty Israel. Let those Ngagatists stop begging money from them.

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  • 12 March 2013 07:12, by Deng II

    I don’t know what good things can Muslim countries do to South Sudan? Unless you have to change yourself to be Muslim so that you have to sticking your index finger into your asshole whenever or any time you go to restroom.

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    • 12 March 2013 07:18, by Deng II

      I don’t know what good thing can Egypt do to South Sudan now,something they didn’t do during the war? I don’t know who going to allow them to continuous digging the canal any more, unless this big Nyagatee laughing craps.

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    • 12 March 2013 07:20, by Robot

      Egyptians perceived Sheikh’s insults on South Sudanese as true and they are coming to make Sheikh’s words come true.... poor Egyptians i pity you because you still think South Sudanese are still the Southerners of 70s... pathetic, prepare to deal with new generation to come!!!!!!!!!!!!.

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      • 12 March 2013 07:31, by Deng II

        there is no way we can allow terrorist so called brotherhood running the Government to associate with South Sudan.We don’t have any single thing in common with Egypt at all. Except only they like us to be slave so that we clean thier ass on daily basis.

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  • 12 March 2013 07:35, by John N

    you guys need to understanding what the government need from Egptian,they are the first country which give their support to south sudanese,they offering scholarship to people of south sudanese,they were supporting the movement during liberation.......
    Egptian have righ to co.operate with South Sudan.

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    • 12 March 2013 07:53, by Deng II

      Supporting on daylight but doing different thing behind the curtain is not real sincere support. I guess you know very well that Muslim brotherhood contributed men to fight a long side north with South Sudan during the war. And now the Egypt Government is run by Muslim brotherhood.

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    • 12 March 2013 07:55, by Don P

      Thats some good news. We need to connect with the Arab world and do business for the common good.

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    • 12 March 2013 11:18, by Liberator

      I sometimes let other things go untouched but this comment must not go that way. Mr. John N., we had many movements in south sudan before and I wud want u to tell us which movement is this u r talking about to have been supported by Egypt. seriously, I feel it as a shame until i get to know that movement u r referring to. We, in the SPLM/A have never had any support from Egypt ever since day 1.

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  • 12 March 2013 07:59, by James Maker Akok

    South Sudan,
    Egypt should not be connect with South Sudan, what want is just to get water from South Sudan and South Sudan dry up without water. South Sudanese people, be careful with Egypt, Egypt doesn’t care of South Sudan they care to get water in South Sudan that why they don’t wanted South Sudan that time to be another country out from North Sudan.

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    • 12 March 2013 08:08, by Robot

      Egyptians hurriedly gave South Sudan generators so that building hydro power station to provide electricity could be thwarted by this move.... this cheap ideologies of cheating South Sudanese are really awkward and those who supported their moves should know also Egyptian’s interest.

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      • 12 March 2013 09:15, by EES Kingmaker

        We know where interests of Egyptians lie and their historic roles. Should we turn that to hate, disgust, anger and rejection? Let’s have benefit of doubt about Egypt. Does it still view us from colonial eye? Any sinister scheme that Egypt prepares for its own interests at the expesne of South Sudan will meet a cold shoulder. Let’s assuage our fears and look at Egypt like any friend in the region.

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  • 12 March 2013 10:12, by Makunon

    Serving Egypt with water mean serving Sudan also. We must build dam along the river Nile to have full control over the water.

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  • 12 March 2013 10:50, by New Government

    Dear readers.
    The Egyptian Government is now different from the Mabarrak Government, they have right to make bilateral relationship.

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  • 12 March 2013 13:12, by Padiet Deng Alony

    No for arabization and no for islamization
    Yes for Africanism Egyptian are highly welcome

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    • 12 March 2013 14:31, by Ruach

      Mr Ruach has come.I hope Mr Mangoor aka Dinka Dominated SPLA was arrested after murdering the innocent Nubian student at their dormitory.Death to him! He was the one who killed Isaiah Abraham too.

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    • 12 March 2013 14:36, by Ruach

      Mr Ruach has come.I hope Mr Mangoor aka Dinka Dominated SPLA was arrested after murdering the innocent Nubian student at their dormitory.Death to him! He was the one who killed Isaiah Abraham too.

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    • 12 March 2013 14:39, by Ruach

      Mr Ruach has come.I hope Mr Mangoor aka Dinka Dominated SPLA was arrested after murdering the innocent Nubian student at their dormitory.Death to him! He was the one who killed Isaiah Abraham too.

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      • 13 March 2013 03:01, by Dinkawarrior

        Ruach or roaches!
        You to quit lying to us! We in Whole Sudan never heard the so called Nuer Empire or whatever you called yourself. Tell me, where were? Yeah son of Gatluak Manguel called Ngundeng. Death to Ngagatists.

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        • 13 March 2013 03:22, by Dinkawarrior

          You need to quit lying Mr. Roach. Shame on you by wishing your dumbasses to be Empire rather then Nyagatism.
          Shame is always coming out from Food-Loving people.

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          • 13 March 2013 07:24, by Nuer Empire

            Dinka Cieth:Your last night ’s hangover notes is directing you wrongly dude.I afraid you may be provoking people on the streets this morning/night.
            The Nuer Empire

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