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Eritrea’s FM and President Bashir discuss Sudan’s flashpoints

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September 6, 2011 (KHARTOUM) — Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir received a message from the Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki about the Blue Nile conflict among rumors of a proposal to mediate a negotiated settlement.

Eritrean foreign minister Osman Saleh told reporters following the meeting he delivered a message from President Afewerki related to the Blue Nile conflict. He also said they discussed bilateral relations and joint economic projects.

The meeting was attended by Sudanese foreign minister Ali Karti and the director of the National intelligence and security services Mohamed Atta.

Reliable sources stated that Eritrea proposed to broker talks between the Sudanese government and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) on the disputed issues like Abyei and border demarcation, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile conflicts.

"Eritrea’s position is that the Sudanese are more knowledgeable and better able to resolve their problems, and we push for a Sudanese solution. Any role of the neighbouring countries should have a supporting and secondary character," said Eritrean presidential adviser Yemane Ghebreab.

Ghebreab was speaking to the press about the relations between the Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan following a separate meeting between the visiting delegation and presidential assistant Nafei Ali Nafei.

He also regretted the fighting in Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan adding that war does not solve the issues of Sudan reaffirming Eritrea’s willingness to support the Sudanese efforts to end the disputes.

In Khartoum, the Sudanese government Tuesday renewed its demand to Juba to stop supporting the SPLM-N. Khartoum lodged last week a complaint to the UN Security Council accusing the South Sudan ruling party of supporting the rebels groups from Blue Nile, Darfur and Southern Kordofan.

Sudan’s president rejected a framework agreement brokered by the former South African president and head of AU panel on Sudan last June. Bashir said he wants talks between Sudanese without an external mediation. But SPLM-N rebels refuse direct talks without a third party.

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  • 7 September 2011 21:18, by Nan dit

    Look at the dictator,how come for the two parties disputing over land sit and solved their problems?.

    This year is going with all of you dictators in Africa,the blood of the million of people you killed had curse you.Go,go!!!!!!!!!!! devils.

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    • 8 September 2011 11:53, by Semere

      You are only a dreamer and infected by the western propaganda. But we in Eritrea do not feel we have dictators. We are all working very hard for our country. We are not cowards that love only themselves and want to live on the back of others. When the west was poor and disperate they were alone to built their country. They never went to beg, but they remained there to do what it had to be done. PIA and company are there to serve the country not to steal the country as is happening everywhere, where they clain there is democracy or multiparty ect...
      If you are a runner away do your business but do not try to cover your coawardy by blackmailing others.
      In few years Eritrea will be one of the best countries to live on in Africa. All the infrasstructure is there. even our enemies can not deny. Food and living standards are inproving by the day.
      Be sure that Eritrea is the only country that is really indipendent, since there is no aid there is no dependency.
      The only country free economically and politically in Africa. Even South Africa needs permit from the USA to take any international action.
      We are proud to be Eritreans and want to truck our way our neighborns. No extending hand and bending you back, we will not sell our degnity, never.

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  • 8 September 2011 01:13, by henok

    Eritrea,
    You really do not have the moral ground to be a negotiator while ruled by the dictatorial regime of Isayas Afewerki. What Isayas is doing is a desperate move to try to come out of the shell. Isayas your days are numbered, you old jackal.

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    • 8 September 2011 11:55, by Semere

      The above message is also for you Henok.

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