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Sudan says Mbeki’s proposal contains no new elements


June 17, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) said today that proposals of the head of the African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP), Thabo Mbeki, to resolve the recent crisis between Khartoum and Juba were made prior to Khartoum’s decision to halt flow of South Sudan’s oil through Sudanese territory.

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(L-R) Pagan Amum, South Sudan chief negotiator, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir, former president of Nigeria Abdulsalam Abubakar, Chief African Union mediator Thabo Mbeki, former Burundi president Pierre Buyoya and President of Sudan Omer Hassan al-Bashir meet during talks in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa September 24, 2012. (REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri)

Over the weekend the Sudanese government announced it has informed the AUHIP of its acceptance of the proposals.

The NCP’s spokesperson, Yasser Yossif, said in press statements on Sunday that the AUHIP’s proposal focused on three points including non-harboring of rebel groups by South Sudan, building the demilitarized zone and halting hostile media escalation.

Yossif further held the government of South Sudan responsible for impeding the mission of the Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mission (JBVMM).

He reiterated Khartoum’s commitment to Mbeki’s plan, saying that it represents a suitable platform for resuming the implementation of the cooperation agreements.

Tensions between the countries have escalated last week when Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir ordered the closure of pipelines carrying oil from landlocked South Sudan.

Sudan also announced that it will put on hold cooperation agreements signed with South Sudan last year on a wide range of issues that included citizenship rights, security issues, banking and border trade.

Last March the two sides also agreed on the implementation schedule for these accords.


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  • 18 June 2013 08:56, by Peter Mading

    How will the AUHIP ensure that all what had been agreed in September be implemented in Khartuom rotates like a wheel around issues that are old as late stone ages?? Supporting rebells is not new but solutions were thought and one of it is demilitarized Zone.What next? What do KHTM want?? Crazy one. Feed herslef with problems??

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    • 18 June 2013 11:38, by EES Kingmaker

      How can AUHIP Mbeki’s message have new elements if all what Sudan Government does are attempts to blackmail, backtrack and renege on big promises?

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  • 18 June 2013 09:30, by Abel Majur Leek

    Mbaki shouldn’t work favored NCP.
    how many agreement signs with NCP, but keep on failing the implementation.
    they first proposal is Abyei issues

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