Home | News    Saturday 13 December 2014

S. Sudan’s Kiir, Zuma discuss bilateral relations

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

December 12, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudanese president Salva Kiir on Friday held bilateral talks with his South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma.

JPEG - 58.1 kb
Salva Kiir and President Zuma of SA, (Thomas Kenneth)

The president, who was accompanied by senior government and military officials prior to his departure, reiterated his commitment to restore peace and stability in the country.

“We will not rest, we will knock all doors until they open and accept our commitment to help bring peace and stability to this country,” said Kiir.

“So I will go and hear from him what he will say and what role the South African government and people intend to play towards the desire of our people in their quest for peace and development,” he added.

Sudan Tribune could not immediately establish what the two leaders discussed at the meeting, which took place in Cape Town.

Earlier on, however, the minister for the presidency, Awan Riak, said the South Sudan leader would brief South Africa’s governing party (ANC) members on progress so far made in the ongoing peace negotiations mediated by East African regional bloc (IGAD).

“President Salva Kiir will to brief president Zuma on the ongoing peace process in South Sudan which is facilitated by the Intergovernmental Authority for Development,” he told reporters.

The meeting, he said, would further explore ways of how both could enhance and deepen their political, economic and social relations.

Since the 2005 signing of Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) South Africa has supported the African Union-initiated Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development (PCRD) projects with both Sudan and South Sudan actively involved.

Over 1,600 South Sudanese officials have reported benefitted from training undertaken by the South African government as part of the AUPCRD’s capacity-building program in fields of policing, justice, communications and foreign services.

“There are also significant efforts in trade and South Sudan represents a growing export market for South African goods into the Horn of Africa,” said Riak

(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.
  • 13 December 2014 07:43, by Mi diit

    Drunkard and primitive visionless Nyankiir Museveni will cry bitterly and collapse again in SA after hearing the resolutions of Pagak conference. SAF is also coming to get JEM, SPLA-N and UPDF inside South Sudan. Freedom fighters have finally decided to hell with Kiir...Fuck it up this dry season!

    repondre message

    • 13 December 2014 07:45, by Mi diit

      I WILL STOP COMMENTING ON 15 DECEMBER...

      I want to inform friends and enemies alike that I will stop commenting on Sudan Tribune from 15 December in commemoration of the Juba massacre until Salvatore Kiir Mayardit is NO longer the president of South Sudan. Don’t be surprised when you don’t read me from 15 December!

      repondre message

      • 13 December 2014 07:51, by Mi diit

        Here is the difference between the names ’Riek’ and ’Riak."

        Riek is a Nuer name which means ’shrine’, while Riak is a Dinka name which means ’destruction.’

        Some guys intentionally try to confuse the two totally different names and their meanings.

        repondre message

    • 13 December 2014 08:34, by Ayom Ayom

      God help the people of South Sudan, bring peace. I am really worried about the military preparation and rehearsal going on.

      repondre message

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


What federal system is suitable for South Sudan? 2019-11-12 11:06:55 By Dr Jacob K. Lupai* Introduction Federalism is seen as a constitutional arrangement for dividing power between different levels of government so that federated states, regions or provinces can (...)

Differences between Sudan government, SRF and FFC are the main issues of concern 2019-11-09 11:17:17 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman As the proverb goes, the difference of opinion does not spoil amity and does not spoil the friendliness issue. On the other hand, mere differences of point of view and (...)

Can women make the world more peaceful? 2019-11-06 11:31:03 By Paulino Akoon Yel Dut A genuine comprehensive analysis shows that involving women in peacebuilding increases the probability that violence will end in an easy manner. Hence we should thank (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.