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South Sudan president visits Eritrea


President Kiir received at Asmara airport by President Afwerki on 18 August 2018 (Photo Eritrean Information Ministry)
August 18, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit Saturday arrived in Asmara for talks with his Eritrean counterpart Isaias Afwerki on bilateral relations.

Eritrean information minister Yemane G. Meskel said the two leaders will discuss enhancing "bilateral cooperation in various sectors and exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest".

Meskel added that Kiir’s official visit to Asama is on the invitation of President Afwerki.

The two-day visit comes after a visit of Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed to Asmara upon the invitation of President Afwerki.

In the past, Somalia and South Sudan accused Asmara of supporting their rebel groups, but the Eritrean government denied the claims.

The reconciliation between Eritrea and Ethiopia has created a new dynamic in the region that may help to end Eritrea’s isolation.

President Kiir is accompanied by Foreign Minister Nhial Deng Nhial and Minister in the Office of the President Mayiik Ayii Deng.


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  • 19 August 2018 01:24, by Kush Natives

    African leaders must put the interest of the region and nation first before everything else and work together to achieve this in a trusted environment. Otherwise, all Africa as a continent will endure the suffering of her own population in the future to come. Let’s stop pointing fingers at others!

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  • 19 August 2018 04:00, by Games

    Honestly, it is a waste of time for Eritrea and Ethiopia for inviting that guy, because he has nothing to offer to these two countries in terms of peace reconciliation as being an third party mediators

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    • 19 August 2018 05:24, by Pakuai

      You fellows dislike of Mr. Salva Kiir make him stay long in power than necessary and even encourage many to who don’t support him to support him instead. Your Omar Al Bashir has in power since 1989, he had been indicted by the European as a war criminal, has a lot of his own problems in Darfur, Nuba Mts & Southern Blue Nile and yet there he is mediating South Sudanese peace and no one is>>>

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      • 19 August 2018 05:30, by Pakuai

        questioning Al Bashir credibility. Not even the so-called democratic champions like Mr. Riek Machar & Lam Akol who made Khartoum their permanent base & hideout! The same goes to Yoweri Musevni of Uganda of Uganda, he has been in power since 1986 and he will again run for the 5 fifth term in 2 years time and he is one of those mediating the South Sudanese people. Mr. Afwerki of Eritrea has been>>>

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        • 19 August 2018 05:37, by Pakuai

          in driving seat of power since 1991 and he is not even slowing down a bit. But with our foolish doctors of Philosophies like Riek Machar, Lam Akol and others always lecture others about democracy and then go and live in those non democratic countries & even ask those non democratic leaders to mediate on their behave, isn’t ironic really?>>>

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          • 19 August 2018 05:43, by Pakuai

            Omar Al Bashir has some of his own massive problems in Darfur, Southern Kordufan and Southern Blue Nile than we even have here in South Sudan and I for one had been posting this question here on SUDAN TRIBUNE forum, why are South Sudanese internal problems so more important than North Sudan’s problems? Or Kenyan or ethiopians internal problems>>>

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            • 19 August 2018 05:51, by Pakuai

              and I am 100% pretty sure not even the self proclaim SUDAN TRIBUNE most learned or civilized idiots cowering thousands of Miles away in the West would never dare answer my question. ethiopians did & still have their own internal issues, but they quickly glossed over their own internal problems & look to South Sudan. Same to Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta & Raila Odinga>>>

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              • 19 August 2018 05:56, by Pakuai

                and other Kenyan oppositions group did have their political issues, they quickly glossed over their own internal political issues and came running to South Sudan and offer their Raila Odinga as their envoy to mediate between the government of South Sudan & Riek Machar and the bunch of foreign puppets/stooges, thieves & traitors who are kept hostage in Nairobi by the US, the UK, their UN>>>

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                • 19 August 2018 06:03, by Pakuai

                  and their NGOs like Mr. Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot, Rebecca Nyandeng, her son, Adwok Nyabe, Uyai Deng Ajak, Kosti Manibe and others. And are being used by their foreign masters from the West & even Kenya to some small extent, as bargaining cards & blackmails over the current government of South Sudan & the South Sudanese people. Mr. Abiye Mohamed of ethiopia was even urged by his the US, the UK>>>>

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                  • 19 August 2018 06:09, by Pakuai

                    and others to keep Mr. Thomas Cirillo in his country & bring back Mr. Riek Machar from South Africa and show the foolish South Sudanese who is who is who in East Africa. Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and Omar Hassan Al Bashir didn’t want to be left behind party over South Sudan and their foolish leaders. Omar Hassan Al Bashir was told to keep his Lam Akol as bargaining card>>>

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                    • 19 August 2018 06:15, by Pakuai

                      Mr. Abiye of ethiopia was also nudged on the shoulder by his minders from the US, the UK & their gulf Arab states financiers to push the South Sudan’s peace negotiations to North Sudan, to Omar Al Bashir (their former slave master) after the so-called "face to face" meeting of Mr. Salva Kiir & Mr. Riek Machar. Another so-called "face to face" meeting>>>

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                      • 19 August 2018 06:24, by Pakuai

                        between Mr. Salva Kiir & Riek Machar was scheduled in Mauritania and the ’theme’ behind that schedule was not just as not any different from ’ethiopia, North Sudan, Uganda’-----to football play the foolish South Sudanese people and their leaders like their what was used during the so-called COLD WAR & then, South Sudan & North Sudan would somehow be re-united with the cloned arabs of North Sudan>>

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                        • 19 August 2018 06:32, by Pakuai

                          and the criminals behind these dirty intrigues over our country & our people would run to capitals, write books & brags that their so-called capitalism & western civilization has trumped. Good to them though, that is not gonna happen even in million years. There is a so-called Twic coward & piece of trash cowering in foreign countries who called himself Khent & who often diagnosed me>>>

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                          • 19 August 2018 06:39, by Pakuai

                            and some someone to be taken to mental institutions were someone people would go and brushing my teeth in as if he is my psychiatrist in on SUDAN TRIBUNE. But honest though, if so-called Twic East coward were to be a real man, I would have change to coward for ’a duel’ here in my home state of Jonglei, we share the state together. But the cowards & always pandering to others>>>>

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                            • 19 August 2018 06:46, by Pakuai

                              and left uncheck had let the criminals grow some horns. These so-called Twic East cowards even used to let the Lou Nuers passed in their villages to Bortown in 2014 after their Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot, Rebecca Nyandeng & bunch of other idiots staged their 2013 foiled coup. Even the people of Nyarweng & Hol who are even closer to Lou Nuer fought those criminals>>>

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                              • 19 August 2018 06:53, by Pakuai

                                but some of these so-called Twic East cowards & fools think, that they have temerity to be lecturing others in distant countries when the cowards don’t the people they playing games with are the ones who would them & their foreign masters out of their right places here in South Sudan. People have to be honest to themselves, no one wants the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus>>>

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                                • 19 August 2018 06:59, by Pakuai

                                  their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states paymasters, their Abeshas (so-called ethiopians) or even some Bantus. It is a plain truth. No one want the vermins in our country. The evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their cloned so-called Arabs of North Sudan, their Abeshas (so-called ethiopians) and some Bantus love our country & our people so much>>>

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                                  • 19 August 2018 07:04, by Pakuai

                                    But the evil love affair with our country &b our people has gone too far. Fellows, as I have stated time & time again on this SUDAN TRIBUNE website, WW3 is going start here in our country as far as we are concerned, and we are going to bomb to evil white America, English people, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between out of our country & over>>>

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                                    • 19 August 2018 07:11, by Pakuai

                                      our people, reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM. Some lowly informed South Sudanese fools, prepare for a war. There are some South Sudanese losers who would want to welcome the evils white Americans, English people, their evil juus attack dogs, the cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states financiers & some of their criminals in between here in our own region>>>

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    • 19 August 2018 14:52, by Nairobimitot


      South Sudan is Ethiopia’s small brother. When Ethiopia makes peace with Eritrea, South Sudan is Second to make peace with Eritrea and relations are very strong now than ever.
      The President must market the wealth of the country and develop the land. All things will come, but the President will also have the responsible to protect the nation by engaging diplomacy with Eritrea.
      After visiting Eritrea, South Sodan diplomacy will go in a circle and extend to the World including those who are listening about South Sudan and yet do not know what is going on in South Sudan. They will soon find out about my country.

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      • 19 August 2018 16:12, by jubaone

        Poor analysis. There’s no contextual coherence in what you are trying to explain and the real objectives of the Kiirminal’s visit to Eritrea. Both however are ruthless dictators who have run their countries like shops. Did you ask yourself why many Eritreans are refugees in SS? Did you know that Eritreans were armoured tank drivers during the struggle cuz jienges could not drive?

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        • 20 August 2018 03:45, by Nairobimitot


          who is now in Juba?

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