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South Sudan and DRC vow to enhance bilateral cooperation


March 4, 2013 (JUBA) – A bilateral cooperation agreement between South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was initiated in Juba on Monday with the two countries signing a communiqué that will chart the way towards consolidated relations.

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South Sudan’s vice president Riek Machar signs communique on bilateral cooperation with DRC deputy prime minister, Alexandre Lu on Monday 4 March 2013 (ST)

A high-level delegation comprising of ministers and senior security officers from the DRC led by the Congolese deputy prime minister and minister of defence, Alexandre Luba Mtambo, engaged with the South Sudanese senior government officials in Juba, headed by the vice president, Riek Machar Teny, on the need to strengthen the bilateral relations between the two neighbours.

South Sudan’s delegation at the meeting included the minister of defence and veterans affairs, John Kong Nyuon, minister of interior, Alison Monani Magaya, minister of national security, Oyai Deng Ajak, a number of deputy ministers including of foreign affairs and international cooperation, director general for external security, Thomas Duoth Guet and director of military intelligence, Mac Paul, among many others.

After deliberations a communiqué was signed calling for creation of a Joint Inter-Ministerial Commission (JIMC) that will be co-chaired by the foreign ministers of the two countries.

South Sudan and its western neighbour also urged that a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) be established to cover various sectors on diplomacy, defence and security, economic, social, infrastructural, and other relevant issues.

The two countries reaffirmed their will to cooperate on making their common borders safer and protect it from any dissident group that may create insecurity. They reiterated their commitment to the international protocols and conventions not to allow their territories to be used to destabilise the other.

As well as security, promotion of trade between the two countries was also on the forefront of the agenda, adding that they will address issues concerning customs and migration services between the two countries.


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  • 5 March 2013 05:44, by zulu

    This cooperation is good because it enhances all aspects of mutual understanding. We have no problems with Congo since Anya Nya One when we used to get weapons from Israel through Congo. Uganda was a problem because they were bought by El Mahdi who murdered Fr. Saturnino Ohure. But M7 mended this relationship by supporting SPLA

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  • 5 March 2013 06:08, by AUGUSTINO DENG

    Whatever Feign Riek Machar, never comes into reality. Riek Machar signed so many documents including the peace agreement document that he signed on April, 1997 in Khartoum and nothing ever come good. What a rubbish is he signing for? Riek Machar, will keep signing until he died. Shame on him. Righteous leader is always known through his brave heart, not a wicked heart.

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    • 5 March 2013 07:00, by Nuer Empire

      Deng Aguek:SHAME on you doom! You are now enjoying the Khartoum Peace Agreement(KPA) he signed in 1997 the exact route to CPA and Self Determination.He signed for the sake of peace if you don’t mr fool.You are fool of the fools! Liel guur.
      The Nuer Empire

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      • 5 March 2013 07:20, by Malou Manyiel

        Nuer Whatever,
        You are another confused guy who always say things that will never fit to any brain. Since when and where did the so called Khartoum Peace Agreement benefit any South Sudanese? Why can’t you separat lies from the truth? Please don’t ever bring old memories back, they won’t help us at the moment. Lets do something else that is helpful and constructive for all South Sudanese.

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        • 5 March 2013 08:12, by Nuer Empire

          Malou Manyliel:Its up to you! Do I care if what I said doesn’t fit your smaller brain.You can never accept the truth which you view as a lie and at the same time lie is a truth to you.I will not in your doomed ligue.
          The Nuer Empire

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      • 5 March 2013 07:23, by AUGUSTINO DENG

        Nuer Empire,
        If I enjoyed the peace agreement that Riek Machar signed in 1997 in Khartoum,then why Riek Machar becomes as a vice president and not a president? When the Late John Garang signed,he became the President of the South until he died, and then Salva Kiir succeed him.One thing you got know is that Riek Machar will not be a president forever in South Sudan until he died.He will be a vice.

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    • 5 March 2013 07:07, by Malou Manyiel

      Augustino Deng,
      Lets separat what happened those days during the war from what is taking place now, b’se we South Sudanese has our own government of South Sudan which is for all of us. Whatever document signed either by Riek Machar or somebody else so long he/she is South Sudanese, he or she signed it on behalf of all of us, not for him or herself. When shall we be learning things gentlemen?

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      • 5 March 2013 07:15, by AUGUSTINO DENG

        Mr.Malou Manyiel,
        Don’t pretend yourself like you don’t know what I am talking about. When Riek Machar sign the 1997 document, he didn’t means it for all South Sudanese. He means to destroy the SPLA/SPLM in which he is now enjoying. Please be straight. I cannot defend thief who steal my property. Riek Machar kill my uncle in Nasir faction.

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        • 5 March 2013 07:21, by Mi diit

          The so called AUGUSTINO DENG is one of the many Khartoum agents who are deployed on Sudan tribune website to confuse South Sudanese and make them hate themselves or their visionary leaders. He is for a mission to tarnish the image of the leader they seem to fear his mind. He is not among us. He is a Jalaba in sheep’s skin.

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          • 5 March 2013 07:29, by AUGUSTINO DENG

            Mi Diit,
            Bear in mind that I was never been in Khartoum in my life. I was a jech la mer from Tharpam, and then I came to Panyidu. To be honest with you, if I found Riek Machar,and Salva Kiir Miyardit plus Omar Bashir,I should be able to Kill Riek Machar first,and then Salva Kiir Miyardit second. Then finally, I let Omar Bashir go to Khartoum for he know what he is doing. I know he is my enemy.

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        • 5 March 2013 07:29, by Nuer Empire

          Augustino Deng:Death to your doomed uncle who was killed after stealing Nuer cattle.Who care about your doomed uncle who just got killed after submitting his gill mouth like a Nile Perch! What did Riek steal from u? In every country,there is no single faction.SPLA/M was not a party and the objective at the top head of Garang was undefinable.There would be no any benefits if there no other objectiv

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          • 5 March 2013 07:36, by AUGUSTINO DENG

            Nuer Empire,
            Keep dangling. You will soon cry for the death of your uncle Riek Machar soon. He will soon followed my uncle with his big asshole. My uncle was veteran. His vision is what Riek Machar Teny is enjoying now and became a vice president. Without my uncle’s strategy, Riek Machar should spend most of his time feeding on dry skins and dry food on the floor.

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            • 5 March 2013 08:56, by wang

              AUGUSTINO DENG
              Everything Dr.Riek had signed are the ones your thieves Dinka are enjoying today. Started from Self-determination in 1997-2011 South Independence. Brought a lost dictator (Garang) back from bushes and both signed that long lasting peace agreement which brought many lost Dinka back to their homeland. Riek will be your president in 2015 when 10 years kiir term expire by all means and

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              • 5 March 2013 08:57, by wang

                Riek will be your president in 2015 when 10 years kiir term expire by all means and now you are wishing to do the same evils routs moved Dr. Garang did when he stolen the leadership from Gai Tut by murdered him in cold-blood. Think twice dude, killing a Nuer leader against by Jaang would devastations the entirety south.

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              • 5 March 2013 10:09, by AUGUSTINO DENG

                I know that Nuer people they don’t listen through their ears. They listen through their Anus. Riek Machar will never be a president till he died. How can a thief rule the pure people? Take Riek Machar to Adok in order to rule. Your dream will be the same like the dream of your unminded leader Riek Machar who rebell but not succeed.

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                • 5 March 2013 11:25, by wang

                  AUGUSTINO DENG
                  Too shame when you calling someone is a rebel while you are rebel at the same time. Deng! We all rebels till 2005 after CPA which gave the poor Southerners a right to control and governed themselves in their region and full grantee to whether to keep the Sudan as the same or split which had led to our independence. So if Dr.Riek can’t be President in South because he had split from

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                  • 5 March 2013 11:25, by wang

                    So if Dr.Riek can’t be President in South because he had split from SPLA, then no one can be president in this country base on my knowledge.

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                    • 5 March 2013 11:26, by wang

                      Your Problems with Dr.Riek you all anti-unity Dinka is not because he left SPLA. It is because he is only none-Dinka that would challenges your thieves’ cousins in a next election and you do not wanted any none-Dinka to lead this country as many of you names themselves” Born-To-Rule”. However, to tell you trust, many Nuer either don’t want Dr. Riek to lead this country because he is too soft to de

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                      • 5 March 2013 11:26, by wang

                        However, to tell you trust, many Nuer either don’t want Dr. Riek to lead this country because he is too soft to deal with jaang/slaves. Apologies to Dinka-Bor for the crime he didn’t do were huge embarrassing to Nuer society in general and I myself will never forgive him for that fake apology.

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        • 5 March 2013 07:31, by Malou Manyiel

          Augustino Deng,
          Well, should we remember all that happened during the war and carried them forward, I bet we shall never prosper whatsoever the case. I know how painful it is to loss one of your relatives but know this Augustino, the same thing happened to all of us not only you. Should we keep the past in our hearts and mines, we shall never move this country to the extent of even an inch.

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          • 5 March 2013 07:52, by AUGUSTINO DENG

            Dear Mr.Malou Manyiel,
            I know you very well, but I don’t want to describe you on this internet. I know you very well my dear. Riek Machar is a "pest". He is a "dead alive leader"
            I know he will follow my uncle.
            By Augustino Deng.Jech la mer from Tharpam.

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      • 5 March 2013 07:38, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        This sell out fake dinka called Malou is idiot and back stabber, what the hell do you think you are? Sell your mother to Nuer food lover but don’t pretend like you don’t know then unless you sold your mother to Nyagat for so e reason which I don’t even know,
        Death to your father Riek Machar pout Nyuon Teny dhurgondog was a name of his grandfather witchcraft

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        • 5 March 2013 07:53, by Malou Manyiel

          Dinka Dominated,
          You are the most stupid guy I ever found. I can’t compare you with Augustino Deng. Indeed Deng has a point and feelings than you are. Look he (Deng) put it clear that his number one enemy is Riek, 2nd is Salva Kiir and the 3rd is Omar Bashir. He has a reason to say so. But you! hell no, just stupid.

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    • 5 March 2013 07:21, by Nuer Empire

      Only dumb lij with Nuerphobia!

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      • 5 March 2013 07:43, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        You mad uncivilised savage rejected creature of Ethiopia will never be love unless you change, death to your lgang leader wicked oafish doom fake nyagat food lover gangsta
        Until you change, you not going to be consider as human
        Death to your Nassir gangs criminal pout Nyuon, Teny dhurgondog was a name of his grandfather witchcraft Riek should join yau yau,

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        • 5 March 2013 08:27, by Nuer Empire

          Lol Mr Mad Dinka Dominated Doom:You are like some one milking a cow at the wrong side.Cows are mostly milked by ladies in Nuerlands 100% and a woman sits on the right side where power is,but you are sitting on the left side where you have less power and submitting your gill mouth like Nile Perch.The death will claim you before him my dear.You are a shame to all South Sudanese particularly Dinka.NE

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          • 5 March 2013 14:05, by julia

            Nuer food empire.
            What doomed die heart support u re offering to offend nyigat Riek Michar.u were saying,Riek see Salva like Angelina,sometime Angelina is better then Riek,she is a woman that understand compare to ur fool Dr Riek. U mean Salva is awife to Riek. That why i said Nuer re gay being tought by Arab gay in khartoum.
            fuck urselves but not kiir.it is not in Dinka cultures.

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            • 5 March 2013 16:33, by ForAll

              Please don’t GENERALIZE every thing in the name of Arabs.
              Many Arabs are the strong supporters to SS and Sudan.
              Moreover OBSENE LANGUAGE will not support your statements.
              Many Arabs are married to many most polite and beautiful southern women especially the Darfurians and Messeria.

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            • 5 March 2013 16:40, by ForAll

              I have an ant who is from Dinka.
              Do you wany to tell me that she was married to gay with permission of her parents???
              She is worrior and her husband was the leader of worriors,
              Her sons look like Dinka and they are very proud and well respected their uncles.

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  • 5 March 2013 09:12, by Gabriel Ajak

    good to our neighbor country of DRC to joint with us and fight for an achievement of safety and reunions between neighbors and also Africa as a whale.

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