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Sudan’s FFC send message of love to Juba as Kiir says ready for close relationship

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President Kiir waves hand to greet the Sudanese during the signing ceremony of Sudan democratic transition deal on 17 August 2019 (Reuters Photo)
August 17, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese democratic forces on Saturday sent a special message of love to South Sudanese people and called to build a strong relationship for the interest of the two peoples.

While President Salva Kiir reiterated his offer for mediation with the armed groups to establish strong and solid relations between the two Sudan.

President Salva Kiir was warmly welcomed on Saturday in Khartoum as he attended the signing ceremony of the agreement on the transitional authority between the army and the Forces for Freedom and Changes (FFC).

In a speech delivered on behalf of the FFC, Mohamed Nagy Alasam was keen to send a strong message for the South Sudanese recalling the ancestral relationship between the two people and called to build the best relationship between the two countries.

"We greet you with longing and love, and our pleasure is only with you, you are part of us and we are part of you. We are only reunited with you (...) and we will strive to get back as we agree," Alasam said

"Our separation was harsh, but reunification is possible. You are our half sweet," he stressed.

The separation of South Sudan in January 2011 is seen in Khartoum as a betrayal by the Sudanese Islamist who refused a secular Sudan as it was demanded by South Sudanese to remain in power under the pretext of establishing an Islamic state.

Sudan and South Sudan still have to define borders and to settle the future of the disputed Abyei area. Also, despite the separation number of Sudanese in Juba or the South Sudanese in Khartoum remained similar to the time before the separation despite the repatriation of South Sudanese during the two first years after the independence.

PEACE IS IN OUR INTEREST

For his part, President Kiir in his speech hailed the struggle of Sudanese for "a peaceful, diverse, and prosperous nation governed by democratic principles".

He further pointed to the strong relationship and the blood bond between the two people.

"We have a common historical bond over the hundreds of years we have spent as one people within a single country," Kiir said.

He further underlined that South Sudan’s support to the people of Sudan "is not driven by political, ideological, or economic calculations.

"Our support is driven by a genuine desire to live and prosper peacefully together with our brothers and sisters in Sudan," he further said.

"It is on the basis of this understanding that the people of and government of South Sudan avails itself of the opportunity to mediate a settlement between the Sovereign Council and the armed groups," he proposed.

Kiir in the past said that stability in South Sudan cannot be achieved without settling the armed conflict in the South Kordofan, and the Blue Nile. Khartoum, in the past years, accused Juba of allowing the SPLM-N rebels to bring arms and ammunition through its territory.

However, Juba leverage on the armed groups particularly the SPLM-N of Abdel Aziz al-Hilu is seen as weak because he failed to reunite the two SPLM-N factions.

However, several opposition figures say willing to accept the offer made by Juba in the upcoming period to narrow the gaps between them and al-Hilu group. The other SPLM-N faction led by Malik Agar is part of the opposition FFC.

"South Sudan will play an important role in ensuring that the armed groups come home and be part of this transition," Kiir said.

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  • 18 August 13:26, by South South

    South Sudan and Sudan are equal now and if that’s the case let’s do business equally, this means, open border for business and good security. Let train starts coming to Aweil for business.

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    • 18 August 13:55, by Anthony

      south south

      Equal? Sudan occupies your land and controls your airspace and they can shut off the oil pipeline which would destroy the south sudanese economy. Lol you must be naive to think South Sudans equal with sudan😂

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      • 18 August 15:06, by South South

        Anthony,

        Sudan was occupying the entire South Sudan for more than 50 years. Did they continue with that forever? No, we will get back every single land of South Sudan from Sudan. Sudan is very weak right now. They already pleaded to work with South Sudan about border. South Sudan economy is not strong right now, let’s build it first to be very strong, this means, we have to do business with devil

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        • 18 August 15:21, by Anthony

          South south
          the economy relies on sudan(due to the pipeline going to its port), A major weakness. Since Sudans in the state sponsor of terror list the U.S doesnt purchase oil coming through it. If you had built another pipeline through kenya you’d have the U.S and other countries buying your oil and not be dependant on Sudan.

          Lamu port in Kenya is already finished

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          • 18 August 15:31, by South South

            Anthony,
            Oil pipeline through Sudan is our big weakness and nothing we can do about it right now. We have to live with it until we find the best way to link new pipeline with Kenya and Uganda. There is only interest relationship among countries in the world. The business Iam talking about with Sudan is to open border for business only. We need that right now until we have another way in the future

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    • 18 August 18:08, by Eastern

      South South,

      You got it entirely wrong! South Sudan and Sudan are NOT EQUAL. Sudan is going to be led by nationalists while South Sudan will remain in the grips of gun-toting Kiirlers. The train from Sudan is soon coming to Aweil bringing what the donkeys and horses cannot eat in Sudan: rotten sorghum, lentils, onions, etc. South Sudan is the region’s SUPER MARKET....

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      • 18 August 18:49, by jubaone

        Eastern
        SS reunification with the jellaba is becoming a reality especially after the FFC representative Mr.M N Alasam gave his "romantic and endearing speech". All our struggles were worthless and the kiirminal will surely do that in return for money, absolute power monopoly to which jienges will be given free hand. It’s now up to Equatorians to think for themselves.

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        • 18 August 18:56, by jubaone

          Dr. Riek, several SS armed opposition groups are in Khartoum, thousands of SS are in Sudan, naturally reunification could be a viable option after jienges have turned the country into a shithole. As a failed state, we must look back and say, the SS was a failed experiment of nation building so jellaba slavers should just come and hunt for jienge slaves as in history.

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          • 19 August 00:37, by The Rhino

            Jubaone,Eastern,

            Absolutely correct!Kiir is desperately searching for possibilities of reunification of both Sudans.According to well placed sources,Kiir is slowly understanding realities on the ground and that he finally understood he has been mind fucked by Bantu Museveni of Uganda all along the years, good reasons enough for him/Kiir few months ago to abruptly shift dialogue and engage........

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            • 19 August 00:45, by The Rhino

              Jubaone,Eastern,

              ..intensively with Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya about mutual relations and what not.Kiir and his jienges are momentarily facing a dead end.They are confronted by fierce resistance from determined Equatorians and they are not happy about it.Equatorians are slowly awakening and taking back their lands.JCE are concerned about the porous border to Uganda and well armed warriors in the....

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              • 19 August 00:50, by The Rhino

                Jubaone,Eastern,

                ..jungle.Bad news for Kiir and his Dinka who are these days even busy planning how to exit South Sudan cowardly in their last hour.Believe it or not, yes the bastards are even entertaining the idea to buy a private jet in case things turn really ugly,..this ain’t joke!

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      • 18 August 18:51, by South South

        Eastern,

        We don’t care about you and NAS think about South Sudan. It’s our country and we will run it the way want. take it or leave it. Good news are here: "South Sudan’s government on Friday announced a new oil discovery in Adar area of Upper Nile region.", sweet, sweet.

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        • 18 August 19:05, by Eastern

          South South,

          It’s a pipe dream for you to think that...’’you will run the country the way you want it...’’ without any bloodshade. Think again! You can as well go to Sudan and join Mohamed Nagy Alsam and his ilk....Millions died in the struggle to realise South Sudan. The sight of train to Aweil laden with sorghum and onion shouldn’t exite you!

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          • 18 August 20:35, by South South

            Eastern,

            I love South Sudan more than you. I gave up the best part of my life to liberate South Sudan. Come back to Juba and the beautify of our city. Business between South Sudan and Sudan will go regardless of what NAS supporters think. We are here to win Eastern.

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        • 18 August 19:07, by jubaone

          South South
          I see your point. Had Khartoum guaranteed the jienges the absolute rule over SS or act as surrogates of a vasal SS and turned down Kokora in 1983,where’d be NO SPLA and NO war. If the current Khartoum regime can guarantee jienges complete ownership of SS in return for oil, then the reunification is simply a question of time. Then, it was needless to let millions die in the first place

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          • 18 August 20:32, by South South

            jubaone,

            Please stop making up things. Who talk about reunification of South Sudan and Sudan? No one from our side. We are talking about doing business, period, no more. We are good as South Sudanese and we love our country, shut up and join us in Juba.

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  • 18 August 23:13, by Kush Natives

    South South,
    I think we’re completely dealing with living devil or drugs addicted people here in the forum. Juba1 and Eastern plus few noises around them will never accept anything about the reality. Therefore, they must decide what they want to do, whether they leave alone or else. NAS has no where to be reach at the moment.

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