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South Sudan President Salva Kiir is welcomed by President Omer al-Bashir at his arrival to Khartoum on 1 November 2017 (ST Photo)
November 1, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit has arrived in Khartoum on Wednesday on a two-day official visit to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries.

He was received by the Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir at Khartoum airport where the two presidents held a closed meeting.

In joint statements with his South Sudanese counterpart, Sudan’s Information Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman said Kiir’s visit to Khartoum “lays a foundation for a new phase in relations between the two countries”.

He expressed hope the visit would “set the framework for stable relations and push forward the work for the stability and prosperity of both peoples”.

Osman pointed out that the discussions which took place between South Sudan’s ministerial delegation and the Sudanese side in Khartoum during the past couple of days have reached joint visions and understandings laying the foundation for a new future for the two peoples.

He said the two presidents will hold a joint press conference at the Presidential Palace on Thursday at the conclusions of talks, saying a number of cooperation agreements would also be signed.

For his part, South Sudan’s Information Minister, Michael Makuei Lueth, described President Kiir’s visit to Khartoum as “important and historic”, saying it would positively contribute to the normalization of ties between the two countries.

He added the “situation requires the two countries to cooperate and work together for the common good”, pointing out the South Sudanese delegation has reached common understandings to promote bilateral relations and activate the Cooperation Agreements signed between the two countries 2012.

South Sudan, which separated from Sudan after a referendum in 2011, plunged into civil war in December 2013.Thousands of civilians were killed and over millions have been displaced.

(ST)

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  • 1 November 22:08, by Mi diit

    Incompetent Kiir will achieve nothing with his regional conspiracy against the people’s movement and leader.
    Viva SPLM/A I.O
    Viva Dr. Machar.

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    • 1 November 23:31, by Don-Don Malith Rual

      "To work for stability & prosperity for both people" the most commonly used term our former brotheren like "the most" without being put in practices (zadu).I am in the opinion that
      Those numerous cooperative agreement that are going to be signed by president Kiir should include the intermarriage between the Arabs descendent from North and predominant Christian majority of the South for effective

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      • 2 November 04:18, by Newsudan

        cooperation agreement 2012 is bad deal. anyway go ahead Kiirdit. But Abyei issue shld be priority.

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    • 2 November 04:45, by Nairobimitot

      Midiit
      I like it when you say viva Machar. It is very laughable
      Machar is a history, and you will never see him in Juba again where there is still President Kiir and Taban Deng Gai

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      • 2 November 07:37, by Midit Mitot

        Nairobimitot,
        There is a proverb saying that the dog is always coming back to it,s vomit’s, I refer this to you fork, you was against Juba government some months back and now you stand on their side, what a adultery person are you?

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    • 2 November 06:52, by Midit Mitot

      JCE president have arrived to Khartoum for bilateral decieving

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  • 2 November 02:07, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    Bilateral relationship and for social interaction. I do know influential people like Dr John Garang could be the one to convience the Arabs descendent, but they should understand that we are in the 21St century. Learnded generation, people should mingle nowadays(Walai AlHa al-zim) 👳👂👊👅👌👏

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    • 2 November 03:54, by Naath

      The Dinka gangs leaders went to Khartoum in attempt to convince the Khartoum government to help the Dinka fight the IO almighty.

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  • 2 November 06:13, by Naath

    I would like to advice the Dinka Chief "Salva Kiir" not to waste time and money to travel to Khartoum to seek permission from Bashir to reopen oil fields in Unity State as it was not Bashir government that shut down the oil fields in Unity State in 2013. Please Dinka war criminals stop desturbing the Sudanese officials.

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  • 2 November 08:38, by Wutkhor

    The paramount chief of Dinka’s thugs thing he can fool somebody like al bashir, u can’t take ur dirty Dinka’s costumes of lies, steals, cheat n terrorism to somebody like bashir ya incapacity mentally sick jieng chief kiirminal, Khartoum knows ur evils support to Sudanese terrorist groups very well than anyone on this planet.

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  • 2 November 08:43, by Wutkhor

    To all jiengs insects, this was the first speech of ur Paramount chief kiirminal when he met bashir, he said, " the quest of SS independent inu was not in the best interest of everybody inu it was push by majority inu the majority opted for the separations of SS inu but I prefer united Sudan than sperate south" that was the first word of jieng jce gangs kiirdit in Khartoum.

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  • 2 November 16:03, by Fair Man

    Shame on Dinka President. His visit shows lack of concern for the refugees. I had wished he relates to Omar el Bashir the concern of mistreatment of South Sudanese refugees, by Sudanese authorities. The Arabs are busy fucking Dinka women here around Konyokonyo, Custom and Jebel Market, for a cup of floor given the economic crisis, yet their King aka Salva K.M is pleading with Bashir for cooperatio

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