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Sudan says next round of talks with South Sudanon oil “decisive”


February 24, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The next round of talks with South Sudan on oil will be “decisive” said a member of Khartoum’s negotiating team today.

The two neighboring nations will meet next month in Addis Ababa in a new bid to resolve their differences over pricing of oil transportation fees from South Sudan through pipelines in the north to the coastal city of Port Sudan.

The dispute escalated last year after Khartoum started seizing part of the oil pumped by the landlocked south as a form of a payment in kind. Juba, angered by the move, suspended its oil production entirely which led many analysts to believe that the two nations are on the brink of war.

Al-Zubeir Ahmed Al-Hassan told the government sponsored Sudanese Media Center (SMC) website that Sudan’s delegation worked on formulating a strategy that is hoped to make the two countries closer to a solution. He said this was one of the reasons the talks were rescheduled till next month.

In addition to that he said that Thabo Mbeki, the chairman of the African Union (AU) panel mediating between the two sides, is currently in New York.

The Sudanese official said that they have conducted a thorough analysis and extensive preparations on the possibility of reaching an agreement.

In the last round, Sudan has reportedly asked for $36 per oil barrel exported by the south. The latter reiterated its rejection to the figure which was put forward before by Khartoum.

South Sudan’s chief negotiator Pagan Amum had said in press statements that they offered Khartoum $2.6 billion in cash and forgiving $2.8 billion of its debt to break the deadlock.


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  • 25 February 2012 07:07, by Mi diit

    Pagan Amum should continue to lead South Sudan’s delegation to the Addis talks in order to give the Khartoumers the rough attitude they deserve. Amum be decisive also. Don’t trust NCP becoz they want to find chance to confiscate oil again. Let the talks focus on borders and Abyei.

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    • 25 February 2012 07:11, by Mi diit

      And withdraw the offer of $2.6 billion to Khartoumers. They don’t deserve any more after they stole our oil. Let them pay back the stolen oil instead.

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    • 25 February 2012 07:16, by Robot

      I believe in Pagan that he will not let us down, Southerners will not be fooled again, Khartoumers, shift your attention from oil to Abyei and other issues, oil is ours 1 dollar per barrel is enough, if not let see who will starve. i plead with Amum to give me those billions instead of giving them to thieves lol!!!

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    • 25 February 2012 07:24, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Pagan Amum is a well educated person which his heart is not related to food and power greedy,
      A thank gose to SPLA/M meansterm who stand still with it fundamental believed. because the country’s strategy is always based on a fundamental philosophical outlook or from the founder of the movement that dose not give up,

      We love non nyagateen in this country, anmesty is what we give them,
      God bles

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      • 25 February 2012 07:47, by omoni jr.

        You retarded ass monkey called Dinka Dominted shit.
        SPLM is Not belong to your retarded family called Awan Chan.
        You are mother fucker trying to preach nonsense in order to divide our people of south sudan.Mr.idiot go to hell your retarded brain,

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        • 25 February 2012 08:25, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

          Congoles_Ugandans, [Omono de otraio]

          Do you event know english?

          I know now why are urge on the table, were where you during the Sudanse war among themselves?

          read my comment againe befor you get mad,
          Go and fuck your mother in Uganda_Congo,

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    • 25 February 2012 12:37, by Tamongali

      Mi dit, can you explain to me why pagan in a certain interview stated that the government of Sudan stopped outside sudan four ships coming to take south sudan oil.From where the ships will get the oil if the production is halted.Why Pagan still to negotiate if they know that khartoum won’t step down from 36 dollars?.what are the secrets these politician are trying to cook under the table?

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  • 25 February 2012 07:18, by George Bol

    How about the South Sudan say they don’t want to use the North pipeline, is there any problem?

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    • 25 February 2012 07:21, by Robot

      George Bol,
      That question is already asked, it is that, Arabs don’t see far, their sights end in Omdurman, what comes to their minds if the Cabinet is looking for another alternative?, this is already a questions, but let the fools carry themselves.

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      • 25 February 2012 10:05, by mohammed ali

        Robot, all the world is laughing at you, even your closest allies.The Norwagian minister last week said about your pipe-line plane " it is very optimistik" in other words " very stupid" Sir. John Holmes , the ex-humanaterian assistance to the UN sec. called it " dream pipe-line". $ 22 billions, where in this world you will find that money? And to South Sudan, with a very huge "country risk"!!!

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        • 25 February 2012 11:43, by rock

          Ali we don`t want your pipeline any more. so next round of talk will be on border demarcation according to 1956 border line nothing called dispute areas accept Abyei which has protocol in CPA.
          no more relationship with you guys.

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          • 25 February 2012 16:43, by mohammed ali

            Rock, nobody is forcing you; donnot use it; but if you use you have to pay!

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            • 26 February 2012 02:58, by P.K.M

              Mohammad Ali, Nobody is forcing us to use the pipeline to Port Sudan, but you’re bothering us with the endless negotiations.

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        • 25 February 2012 11:45, by Riel South Sudan


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        • 25 February 2012 13:59, by Mach

          How many miles from South Sudan to Port Sudan? How miles from South Sudan to Indian Ocean? Did it cost Sudan $ 22 billion to build the pipeline all the way to Port Sudan?

          If not the way we know it that it didn’t cost Sudan that much, then why is it that it’s going to cost South Sudan $ 22 billion to build the pipeline to Indian Ocean?

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          • 25 February 2012 16:46, by mohammed ali

            Mach, because 50% of it will go to the pockets! or even more! Sudan pipe-line is 1600 km, it’s cost is less than $ 2 billions!

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            • 25 February 2012 19:21, by Mach

              Ali, you see now how the lies unravel quickly when face with the facts! Now Sudan pipeline did cost less than $ 2 billion in your own words regardless of your 50% nonsense.

              Less than $ 2 billion out of $ 22 billion is not 50%! The readers on this site are not that stupid to believe the $ 22 billion boloney.

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        • 25 February 2012 15:39, by pabaak

          Mohammed Ali, what the world is doing now at you as NCP negotiations of $ 36 transit fees, which is not found any where in world, they look at you as stupid, ignorant, and as creatures living in stone age.

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          • 25 February 2012 16:41, by mohammed ali

            Pabbak, who told you that it is not found anywhere in the world? Pagan? and you believe him! The proposal was presented by the AU, IMF and the blessing of US, UK, EU & Norogians! It is not solely the proposal of Sudan.Nobody said that there is no such a proposal, only your Pagan!Old game..look tough to hide your theft!

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            • 25 February 2012 20:21, by rock

              all you mention that bless the proposal, they are not our God.
              we support Pagan 100%, and no organization or country to force us to accept that proposal.
              we divide the country because your bad policies toward us and again you follow us to our new home to divide the little we have you oh that`s unaccepted .

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  • 25 February 2012 07:50, by George Bol

    Instead of transit fees, the Addis Ababa talks should be border demarcation, Abyei, Nuba and Blue Nile. I don’t get it when the North are after the transit fees while the South said it clearly that we have chosen other alternative and we are not going to be their partners for them being untrusted.The South shut it down their oil source. Let keep our resources down until further notice.

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    • 25 February 2012 07:54, by Robot

      Shameless idiots, they called their actions decisive, what is decisive about 36$ per barrel?, whether they like it or not oil will soon go to Lamu.

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    • 25 February 2012 10:34, by Darkangel

      Bol that is the smartest question i have seen in this group of retarded drunks.

      Why does South Sudan negotiate on oil if it has made up its mind about alternatives. Why does pagan insist he wants a ’good deal’ the answers in if any of you deluded clowns noticed others talking other than pagan. there is no alternative NOW. Unless total or someone find billions of barrels your stuck with Khartoum !

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      • 25 February 2012 10:38, by Darkangel

        The South sends its top negotiator - hardline, big mouth. But Khartoum sends mediocre people no ones heard about. Thats because they are busy with real plans on oil. Thats why its asking for $36 THEY DONT CARE, they want to rip South Sudan off because of its support for the rebels. No oil IS suicide to South Sudan.

        WARNING - No salaries paid for the last 2 months in SS.

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  • 25 February 2012 09:17, by BM Bol

    Being decisive means they are going to demand about $ 25 to $30a barrel…which is a still a big NO NO for South Sudan. Juba just stick to their plans and build another pipelines through Kenya & Ethiopia.

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    • 25 February 2012 11:20, by Darkangel

      Bol its not a plan !!! Its a dream !!

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      • 25 February 2012 18:27, by Abyei Soil

        Dream is also a plan and to who dream, no matter how is and how will it be done- it is none of your business. All you need to do "sit and watch your brothers &sisters in the South how they play their game. It is a toughest challenge you ever experience you people in the north with your semi- illiterate society who understands things at the buttock. You should not waste your time on internet while

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        • 25 February 2012 18:31, by Abyei Soil

          ...your friends are busy changing their nationality to oil rich South Sudan- the so called darkangle.

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        • 25 February 2012 18:35, by Abyei Soil

          Correction!!! Correction!!! Correction!!! I mean, and it belong to who dream it no matter how the dream is...

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  • 25 February 2012 09:49, by Longa

    Let us not get deceived by these people. Khartoum is only interested in oil, nothing else. I think the economic situation in Khartoum "is getting better" that is why they are so desperate for the oil to be opened. Pagan should insist on much on the other issues rather than oil thing. Khartoum is dreaming of the oil every night that the oil wells are already opened,only to wake up and find nothing.

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  • 25 February 2012 12:33, by manyang mawech

    Dinka M,
    Please don’t lie in public.It is crime. People go with character of somebody than his education.Pagan’s character is good for all southerners but the education you were talking about, please put it under yr bed otherwise u disturbing the public.there is someone who knows Pagan from day one up to than those who know him after SG of party.if i ask u about what cetificate he obtained.

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  • 25 February 2012 12:37, by Tambura

    We should not negotiate on oil with north until we reach to agreement on others problems which is more difficult than oil. We should close our mind in oil until we build pipeline even after ten years. They said fox cannot fall at the same trap twice. North Sudan shows us their really colour which is bright more than sun, we should now start thinking to sell them white Nile with barrels, not oil

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