Home | News    Wednesday 18 December 2013

Sudan says Juba unrest won’t impact cooperation agreements

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

December 17, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government on Tuesday said it does not expect the ongoing unrest in South Sudan’s capital of Juba to affect implementation of the cooperation agreements signed between the two countries since last year.

JPEG - 11.4 kb
FILE PHOTO - Ambassador Mutrif Siddiq

"This is an internal situation from which the south is suffering and it is difficult to talk right now about the implementation of the agreements between the two countries," Sudan’s ambassador in Juba Mutrif Sideeg told the pro-government Ashorooq TV.

"I confirm that the process of cooperation will not be impacted, but we will be working to have it proceed as planned as soon as things return to normal," Sideeg added.

Last weekend clashes erupted between military units that the government in Juba called a coup attempt and blamed it on former VP Riek Machar and other senior officials from the country’s ruling party of Sudan people Liberation Movement (SPLM).

Today the South Sudan government announced that it arrested ten former officials and that it is seeking the arrest of Machar, suspended SPLM Secretary General Pagan Amum, former Unity governor Taban Deng and other ex-ministers.

A curfew was imposed by Juba though it has not stopped intense gunfire from erupting yesterday and today.

Diplomats in New York said that the United Nations peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous told a closed session of the UN Security Council (UNSC) today that according to local sources, the hospitals recorded approximately 500 deaths and 800 injuries.

Sideeg said that they have no reports of Sudanese deaths or injuries though he noted that stray bullets may have hit some of their nationals. He added that they should have a clearer picture on Wednesday.

The envoy said that the situation in Juba has stabilized since Tuesday afternoon with the exception of sporadic gunfire in the evening.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Dinka Padang and the Shilluk boarders (2) 2016-05-27 23:04:39 By Francis Ayul Yuar South Sudan Constitutional legal provisions on Borders/Boundaries The Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was signed on January, 9th, 2005 between the Sudan government and (...)

New Ideas : developing leaders 2016-05-27 22:59:25 By Ambassdor Dhano Obongo Leadership is a noticeable exercise of practices and not something incomprehensible that cannot be understood by normal people. With feedback and usage, those with (...)

The international embrace of Khartoum’s genocidal regime 2016-05-27 09:12:27 By Eric Reeves May 26, 2016 - What will it take to halt the hideous spectacle of an international community that now seems prepared to give an increasingly warm embrace to the Khartoum regime, (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


South Sudan to release “true" report on army conduct in Bahr el Ghazal region 2016-05-27 08:02:07 May 26, 2016 (JUBA) - The government of South Sudanese and the high command of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), will in coming days release a "true" report of the activities of the army (...)

Sudanese students, activists are at risk of torture: HRW 2016-05-25 14:40:51 Human Rights Watch Sudan: Students, Activists at Risk of Torture Free Detainees; Investigate Abuses (Nairobi, May 25, 2016) – Sudanese national security officials have detained dozens of (...)

South Sudan: Civilians Killed, Tortured in Western Region 2016-05-24 22:01:01 Human Rights Watch For Immediate Release South Sudan: Civilians Killed, Tortured in Western Region Provide Justice for Army Abuses in Western Regions (Nairobi, May 24, 2016) – South Sudanese (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2016 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.