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S. Sudan’s Kiir and Ban Ki-Moon discuss 2015 poll

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December 7, 2013 (JUBA) – South Sudanese president Salva Kiir and the United Nations secretary-general, Ban Ki-Moon, on Friday discussed the new nation’s preparations for the next elections.

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and President Salva Kiir speak to the media in Juba (File/AFP)

The two leaders, a statement extended to Sudan Tribune said, met at the sidelines of the African security summit held in Paris, France.

Although South Sudan’s path to its 2015 seems rocky, its president has publicly admitted that the polls will be conducted as scheduled.

Ki Moon, the statement noted, also expressed concern about reports of security incidents, which have reportedly placed UN staff at risk in the new nation, following rising cases of harassment and threats.

Also discussed, it said, was the situation in the disputed region of Abyei, during which the UN chief reportedly encouraged South Sudan to maintain the current momentum in relations with Sudan, in particular to conclude the negotiation process and border issues.

IMPROVED RELATIONS

Meanwhile the South Sudanese leader, in a bid attract foreign investors, affirmed his government’s commitment to build and strengthen bilateral relations with European countries.

Kiir reportedly made this remarks shortly before he left for the Paris summit on the invitation of his French counterpart, Francoise Hollande.

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  • 8 December 2013 07:08, by Tutbol

    Who is that slittty-eyed Ki Moon to our 2015 elections? The clone is advocating the UN govts to which silly guy like Mading Deng helps devise; which the that slitty eyed Ki-moon experimenting in the former French colonies in our continent, & he also thinks that S Sudan would be made as another *guinea pig* for his corporate clone darlings! It will not happen & will not on our watch.

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    • 8 December 2013 10:28, by Rommel

      Tutbol:
      I understand and share your frustration at the fact that our country is being treated like a satrapy by actors of international significance and NGOs, but there really is no need to use racially charged insults like "slitty-eyed".

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      • 8 December 2013 12:03, by Tutbol

        I Agree with your advice brother. But you must also acknowledge and understand that, our Europeans & the US & their created criminals israel. Our peoples must not be cheated to worship the our Europeans’ criminals brothers intrigues. Their game they play to other peoples is nothing, but pure evils.

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  • 8 December 2013 07:12, by zulu

    Yes, the next President is a true SPLM leader who is being prepared by the president to succeed him. We donot like Nyandeng the thief if she knows what she has been capable of in New Site. Riek, you are done. Do not entertain the dream of becoming a president in South Sudan. Even the Jalaba did not entrust that position. You cannot fail South Sudan especially after independence we fought so hard t

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    • 8 December 2013 07:18, by zulu

      For me the UN mandate has been the peace keeping mission. That has been done within the CPA period. Now, the country has achieved its first mission, the UN can now leave so that we embark on our national issues. If UN feels threatened like Somalia’s experience in the 90s, it is obliged to pull out its troops and stuff and relocate to Congo and CAR.

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    • 8 December 2013 07:18, by Malakal county Simon

      International community’s should keep eyes on Kiir, because Kiir is planning to postpone the 2015 election, or to rigg it if it goes a head.

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      • 8 December 2013 12:49, by Rami Tot

        Zulu
        you will call them yourself if your father Kiir leave them go, and 4 sure you don,t know what is the mandate 4 UN, even now UN is calculating the number of people flow to the neighboring countries boundry s sudan i think u crazy man. or you just eat from the remainent of your father.

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        • 8 December 2013 18:16, by zulu

          Tot and Naath
          Have you ever seen Kiir go to Dinka conference like Riek does? I am an Otuhoni, a man of clean lips. We tell truth and defy treason. We fought the Mundukuru when you the Nuer were intermarraying with them. Riek is a food lover, loser and a traitor. He is selfish and has many Nuer in hotels in Juba and in the US. You are probably some of those enjoying the benefit of free living

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  • 8 December 2013 16:59, by Naath Raani

    Malakal County & Rami Tot
    Don’t waste your time of those food lovers or Kiir orphans. They thought if Kiir lost the election like So uth Sudanese projected, then their world is done. Kiir is in confined space and we the peace lovers of the nation not like who care about their belly will make sure the and his likes are crying behind the fences. No mercy on Kir and is already stKated by the church

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  • 8 December 2013 17:17, by Naath Raani

    Kiir will not be forgiven at all. The guy is gone farewell to him. We security. plus development in the region not just a full belly with big hat without productive. Week a bi dhiaw ku cin raan tok bi dong baay. Bor coommunity are supporting Dr. Riek and rest in SS accept those criminals of Warrap. Let all celebrate change that emerging.

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