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Egypt seeks clarification from Sudan on remarks attributed to FM Karti


June 20, 2010 (KHARTOUM) — The spokesperson for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry Hussam Zaki revealed today that his government formally requested "clarification" from Khartoum regarding statement by the newly appointed foreign minister Ali Karti.

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pokesperson for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry Hussam Zaki

Karti was sworn in this week as the new foreign minister in the new government following the elections concluded last April. At a press conference later the Sudanese top diplomat criticized the Egyptian government describing their engagement in the issues in Sudan as "weak".

"The Egyptian role in the issues of the country is weak", adding that the Egyptian elite’s knowledge of the situation and complexities in Sudan is shallow.

"Sudan is the strategic backyard of Egypt" Karti said.

Egyptian media quoted Zaki as saying that Egypt supported Sudan politically and was keen on achieving reconciliation between various Sudanese political forces.

"Our special relations with Sudan stem from our common strategic interests," Zaki said, asserting that officials in both countries were aware of the depth and strength of the relationship.

Zaki said that Egyptian foreign minister Ahmed Aboul-Gheit asked their ambassador in Khartoum to get an explanation from the government on the purpose behind Karti’s remarks.

A senior unnamed Sudanese official told the London based Al-Hayat newspaper that Karti’s remarks were "misunderstood".

Relations between Egypt and Sudan witnessed a silent crisis over hosting the leader of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) Khalil Ibrahim last month. JEM is one of the main rebel groups fighting in Darfur against the Sudanese government.

Cairo at the time said it wants to have dialogue with all parties to the conflict in Sudan to help reconciliation.

Both countries are siding together against other Nile basin countries who are seeking reallocation of the water shares spelled out in the 1929 agreement brokered on one side by British colonial powers in Africa making Egypt entitled to the lion’s share of the Nile’s total flow of around 84 billion cubic meters.


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  • 21 June 2010 04:46, by Lokang

    In less than a month!

    In less than a month in the office, the so call FM has uttered poisonous remarks in support of his convicted leader, how terrible will he be if he continues to deliver such unexamined speech like that if at all he gonna be dealing with the foreign ministry? The fate of division and hatred is already been develop through this newly elected Minister.

    He may think that his speech and so forth is educative but in really sense it’s heck of destruction toward their own government. Who really care how they tries to broom and preach to the whole Arab world how greatful is Mr. Bashir the convict is good? We are just hoping and looking forward for the day that Bashir will face the court of law to pay for all the mayhem he has caused in the region of South Sudan and Darfur region.

    He should remember that not every day is a good Friday. Time will come when all those abusive human right will be brought before the law. You may enjoy for now, but remember the "Clock is ticking".

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    • 21 June 2010 06:42, by Biliu

      Personally, I think Darfurian should call for a chance as that we (Southerners) had through 2005 CPA, it’s obvious that NCP, extremist Islamic leaders and decision makers in Khartoum are incapable of delivering policies that would made Sudan a great nation and peaceful country for all Sudanese and neighbors.. We know the history of Mr. newly appointed FM , we know his rule on the genocidal acts conducted by their so call (Mujahedeen) in the south, unfortunately, some Arab states has been supporting that secretly, recently,Egypt has turned against those genocidal acts being conducted in Darfur and regrets it’s rule in South/North conflict, that’s why those remarks from the newly appointed regime agent emerged, this is what Khartoum should realize, South is going and after it will follows the west, not because separation is the best call we have…but because it’s the only solution that will preserve live and insure stability in Sudan….TO HELL WITH TYRANNIES AND LAND EXTORTERS!

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  • 21 June 2010 07:14, by DASODIKO

    I did not mean to hurt you my masters but, I have made my statement to look different from the former FM. I will apologize but not in public, I will vist you secretly, Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, Black Araaaaaaaaaaaabs.

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    • 21 June 2010 09:20, by mohammed ali


      Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, ,black Arabs!

      What is wrong with being black Arabs?

      What is wrong with being black?

      We are BLACK and very much proud of being BLACK!

      You are talking out of you own inferiority complex.Wake up!There is nothing wrong with being black!

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      • 21 June 2010 12:56, by DASODIKO

        Mohamed Ali because you can’t be black and an Arab at the same time. Arab is genatic name, if you have a small mind. But whats is happening is that in Sudan a black person because he or she found himself or herself speaking Arabic, to call his counterpart who speaks African as slave. Obama, Rice, Powel never claimed that they are white men or women because they found themsleves speaking English of England. Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, ahaaaaaaaaaaaaa heehehehe, I am crying and laughing for you Mohamed Ali at the samew time, very pity! Pakistanis, Indian, Iranians who are most Islamic fanatics have never claimed being Arabs. Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Please don’t tell me Bilal was black; yes he was black but Arab called him with his mothers name Rabah, Abu Zar called him the son of a black woman. Antar suffered alot from Arab maggots until he called them scorpions in his poems. I didn’t write it but I just read them on Arab history. Do you need more Mohamed Ali.
        The last thing I would like to tell you that my name DASODIKO that was given by my grandfather in my African Language means black stick, on which I am very proud of it.

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        • 21 June 2010 15:04, by mohammed ali


          Why can’t I be black and Arab,and who told that Arabs are white? I can be whatever I want, it is my choice. In the gulf we used to differentiate between a local who is An Arab and that is who is Iranian by thier colours.Iranians are white, Arabs are black.Arabs are genetically a product of an African women and strictly Sudanese.There Arabs who mixed with Romenian and Greeks like Syria, Lebanon and Egypt and those who mixed the Spain like in north Africa.Endogenous Arabs in Saudi, Yemen, Gulf states are dark in colour...well if that at all has any meaning or even race or tribe has any meaning!

          Arab is not a genetic name.The prophit Mohammed said(Arabic is neither your father or mother Arabic is a tongue(a language) and for racism he said ..( leave it it is wrotten).

          Obama, Rice, Powel never claimed they are white, neither do us, we never claimed that we are white!

          Iranian, Pakistanians, Indians never claimed that they are Arabs , though they are muslim, that is true and why should they? neither did the Nigerians Chadians...Or do you think if you are christian you would be considered British or American?!The majority of muslims are not Arabs and the majority of Africans are muslims.

          What is the problem with you and the Arabs? Why is that pathetic hatred?They never set a foot in the South. The never invaded an African country.They didn’t set the apartheid system in South Africa untill the 20th century.They spread Islam all over the world with word only.They never invaded Indonesia, Malaysia ,Thailand and yet you find many muslims there if not the majority.You know what the British did in Malaysia, they brought thousands of Christian Chinese to cause division among the people so that they can prevail, same in Singapore which is part the Malaio islands.

          Contrary to them the Europeans invaded ali of Asia and Africa carrying with them their guns,enslavement, hatred, division and religion to maintain their supremacy.

          Simillar thing was done in Sudan.In 1924 they prohibited anyone to cross to or from the SOUTH, and that you will punished if you even wear a jalabia, and started their programing for hatred of Arabs and from then started the division and hatred.Thousand from south immigrated to the north particulary during the war, nobody bothered or hate them.If at all ,there is any positive thing out from the last war , many southerneres came to the north and found that these jalabba, munsndocorrow Arabs are not the devils they were told about!

          What bothers you if I say am an Arab? Why should it offend you? I can be whatever I want, that is my right, I am free to be whatever I want to be and you are free to be whatever you want.Why should you hate me for what I want to be?

          Last thing I want to tell we donnot care wether we are Arabs or not, we simply want to live in this land called Sudan as human beings in peace with degnity, equality,respect and love; whoever wants to share this with us, he is most welcome, otherwise the choice is yours, without hatred!

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          • 21 June 2010 21:08, by Kon Paul Awenchol

            Sudan foreign minister Karti in Zigzagged foreign realm.

            Since Sudan has been the great yard of Egypt,why knowing the international relationship of Egypt and Sudan as their best deeds in their special political doing,their is no need that, the government of Egypt is criticize,i think Egypt is good in depending Sudan against the ICC,because if it was not Egypt Bashir could have been box down in the international air space last year when attending the Arab league summit in Doha.Also the relationship between Egypt and Sudan should not be made deplorable because sharing of the Nile water is a great deal between two countries, Even if the agreement was sign by the Nile basin countries with exclusion of Egypt and Sudan.

            " Claim credits when things go right and decentralize blame,choose problems for their political credit values," the minister instead to go right to eradicate deplorable acts of ICC and United State administration against Sudan president as well as the UNSC resolutions that is made to torture Sudan foreign policy. so I there by quoted the foreign minister in his last or previous article stated by the Sudan foreign ministry spokesman of which was a statement by minister Karti that,if two parties disagree on the result of referendum then,Sudan will deserved a very disaster or destructive war which will not be the same with the past because two parties have equipped themselves militarily, was it just a concocted falsifying dream that will let early alerting of the North to get prepared or not? you should be very specific in saying politics of one country, comparative politics can help to dissolve the already used centrifugal force which was implemented by the North or regime in Khartoum by applying antagonized kind of imperialism in Southern Sudan.Egypt must continue in good relationship with Sudan in their permanent bases since political emerge.

            why not Karti review the statement of the secretary of United State Hillary Clinton when she said that,she was made disappointed by the U.S administration and UNSC toward their policy on Sudan. Why? these policies are suppose to be updated by you rather than to vilify against Egypt.

            THE TRUE CITIZEN.

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