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South Sudanese official in Egypt for bilateral talks

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February 20, 2018 (JUBA) - A South Sudanese official is in Cairo, Egypt for bilateral talks with the authorities in the North African country.

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Egypt’s assistant minister of Foreign Affairs for South Sudan and Sudan with President Salva Kiir, June 12, 2017 (ST)

A presidential aide told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday that the minister in the office of the president, Mayiik Ayii Deng has traveled to Cairo with a special message from President Salva Kiir to his Egyptian counterpart.

“You know the country is facing a lot of problems and one of the countries whose leadership has been standing against foreign attempts to impose arms embargo is the Arab republic of Egypt. It was one of the countries at the United Nations Security Council which objected sanctions when they were introduced by the Americans,” said the aide.

“Now the same Americans are continuing to push to allies to support them achieve their regime change agenda which they did not achieve through rebellion of Riek Machar and the diplomatic campaign by the former detainees. Now they want to achieve the regime change through arms embargo. So his Excellency, the president of the republic is aware of these moves and is the reason he decided to send Hon. Minister to solicit the support of the Egyptian people and the government”, he added.

The visit is viewed as part of efforts by South Sudan government to brief the Egyptian government and members of the Arab League in general of the kind of activities of the Juba government is undertaking to end the war in the country and how it intends to enhance and strengthen bilateral relations between the two nations.

Egypt was one of the country’s that recognised South Sudan’s independence when it got its independence from Sudan in July 2011.

Over the years, however, tensions between Egypt and Sudan, two countries bound by the Nile River and historic ties, often play out in the media, with the two governments often keeping their distances.

The latest row could deepen a rift between Egypt and Sudan over a massive dam being built by Ethiopia that Cairo views as a threat to its share of the Nile, which provides nearly all of Egypt’s water.

Negotiations over the dam are at an impasse, with Sudan appearing to tilt toward Ethiopia in the dispute. The spat could also add to regional tensions. Egypt joined Saudi Arabia in its blockade of Qatar earlier this year, and has long been at odds with both Turkey and Qatar over their support for the Muslim Brotherhood, a regional Islamist movement that is now outlawed in Egypt.

(ST)

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  • 20 February 20:32, by kek_nguan

    President yok kek nguan

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    • 21 February 07:17, by Rumbek S. Sudan

      Poor government official! Instead of talking for development plan, he is now talking of regime change issue, FDs and Riek Machar. This is why people lost trust in the government. There is no reason whatsoever the case, for people to believe that the government is doing right thing. Shame!!!!

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      • 21 February 20:11, by garrak1520

        Stupid President; envoy to Egypt, for what? is there peace in South Sudan to talk cooperation between countries. Just go, time is up. Go please, South Sudanese are fed-up with poverty and conflicts. They want to live in peace, so go man. Time’s up man, Go

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  • 20 February 23:16, by lino

    Hahaaa!!! Forget about lobbying Egypt around you! We know them very well; ask us first who studied the Egyptian Political strategies and lived there for more than a decade!!! Egyptians politicians always follow their stomach and only Americans provide it for them. If an Egyptians eats 5 loaves of breads a day, 3 came from US Aid to Egypt!!! Can South Sudan provide to them?!

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  • 21 February 01:08, by EastSudanisHeaven

    Mr Lino You got it RIGHT Brother
    ALL Egyptians Politicians look at Sudan/South Sudan as former colonies it is better to exploit their Political turmoil/situation for their own interests and their politicians are one of the most corrupt in all Africa.
    They are the True inventers of Political Islam. They also invented Christianity,and open the gates for Christianity and Islam to conquer.

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  • 21 February 02:59, by john akeen

    Good Mr. President, keep on doing your work for your people and forget about those rebels for now until you give them an order to return back to the city, they are monkeys and monkeys loves to be in the bushes. Egyptian are good people and they love SSudanese people and you can see that they been making movies with SSudanese people, and they let SSudanese to walk around at anytime,they’re not like

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    • 21 February 03:08, by john akeen

      other Arabs countries, if they don’t like us before it’s because of we were under Al Bashir gov. Ofcourse they have to be bad to you so you can follow the rules of law of their country or their land

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    • 21 February 07:22, by Rumbek S. Sudan

      Akeen,

      Your Gogrial government will one day come to an end. Keep stealing country’s resources but wait a min, you will pay a heavy price sooner than later.

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    • 21 February 14:38, by jubaone

      John Akeen,
      The jienge is like a dog 🐶 that goes to look for dry bones from under the table of it’s master, the jellaba. Bashir has nothing to offer now the irate jienge has gone to the other Arabs. Like senile jienge Abel Alier who once allowed Jonglei canal to be dug so that his Egyptian masters get more water. Just human waste.

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      • 21 February 15:53, by john akeen

        I don’t understand what you’re talking about, because I don’t understand monkeys language, you gonna need to rewrite what you really trying to say

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        • 21 February 16:02, by Khent

          John Akeen

          You’re just another loud-mouth traitor with no sense of actual pride or a knowledge of history. No self-respecting Dinka would ever praise any Arab Nation in light of what we’ve endured at their hands for centuries. This display of servility to an Arab State is disgusting, and is one of the many reasons that Salva Kiir deserves to die...

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          • 21 February 16:10, by Khent

            ..I come from a military family, and we’ve lost dozens of fighters in the war against Khartoum and this is what we get... traitors praising Arabs and ceding control of several Nation-sized territories through corruption, nepotism, myopia and incompetence.

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      • 21 February 15:55, by Khent

        Jubaone

        You have many legitimate grievances, but you’re pushing the envelope by trying to paint a people that have been fighting Arabs since the 13th century as servile to them; we lost well over a million people in the second civil war, so try to moderate your language. Salva Kiir has underminned our centuries long position as the greatest obstacle to the Arabs with his death-deserving snivelly.

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  • 21 February 21:36, by EastSudanisHeaven

    Khent

    Historically the white European/American exploited Africa more than the Arab did and they still do until today. The Arab of North Sudan are a powerful minority not the majority and not everybody in northern Sudan is racially Arab. Northern and Southern Sudan were occupied by the Egyptian/English and before that Turkish Empire.
    The fluency in a foreign language does not change you race

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    • 21 February 21:43, by EastSudanisHeaven

      So Khent
      Speaking English does make you a white person either
      So Please stop your unjustified hate for all the Northern Sudanese.and do not blame them for failures of their former Governments.

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  • 22 February 06:31, by Eastern

    Egypt is just lobbying a desperate South Sudan to win it on its side in the face of the growing opposition against the old Nile Water Agreement from Nile riparian countries. Soon, South Sudan under Kiir will allow Egyptians to continue with the stalled Jonglei project!

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    • 22 February 10:22, by jubaone

      Eastern,
      We as Equatorians may only be worried of million jiengesfleeing their already drained toic to Equatoria once Egyptians restart the Jonglei project. The Egyptians will build schools, hospitals and roads in return. Abel Alier wanted the Jonglei project and who are we, when the jienges themselves want it? Let them have it without us Equatorians. It’s their right.

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