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Sudanese reserve warm welcome to Ethiopia’s Abiy


Ethiopia's PM Abiy Ahmed speaks during the signing ceremony of democratic transition in Sudan on 17 August 2019 (ST photo)
August 17, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese gave Egyptian prime minister a distinctly lukewarm reception during the signing ceremony of the transitional authority on Saturday in total contrast of the warm welcome to his Ethiopian counterpart.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who chairs the African Union during this year dispatched his Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly to represent him during the signing ceremony of the agreement on the transitional institutions between The military council and the opposition Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC).

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who helped broker the deal was warmly applauded by the Sudanese when he took the floor to speak.

In his speech, Abiy praised the martyrs of the Sudanese revolution before to say that the Ethiopian people and government are celebrating this agreement with them.

"Your victory is ours and your hopes are ours," he said before to reiterate Ethiopia’s commitment to supporting the peaceful power transition in Sudan.

Abiy who took power in April 2018, was not a close friend of President Omer al-Bashir and sought to reconcile his country with all the neighbouring countries including Eritrea.

For his part, Madbouly despite the lack of enthusiasm to his speech by the Sudanese audience hailed the Sudanese revolution and voiced Egypt’s support to the aspirations of Sudanese for democracy and peace.

"We reaffirm the determination that future relations between the two countries will constitute an unprecedented breakthrough," he said pointing to the bonds between Egypt and Sudan that rarely bring together two peoples on earth, as he asserted.

After the revolution, and collapse of the al-Bashir regime, Egypt was suspected by the democratic forces of backing the military council when President al-Sisi backed the military council demand for more time to hand over power to civilians last April.

Also, Egypt’s ban to enter into its territory on the former Sudanese Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi and opposition leader in July 2018 besides the arrest and extradition of several opposition activists to the Sudanese government, all these actions make that Cairo is badly perceived in Khartoum today.


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  • 18 August 2019 13:22, by Eastern

    The Ethiopian leader is a new crop of leader in Africa. He desrves more than a standing ovation. Unlike Kiir, a typical African [mis]leader of the yesteryears....

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    • 20 August 2019 05:27, by Pakuai

      your shortsightedness is showing idiot. Where do you think your Abiye Ahmed is going? No where loser. Let me tell you this simple fact chap. Your Abiye Ahmed is running naked with ’tiny flag’ stubbed on his head by his ’masters from the US, the UK, their gulf Arab states financiers and of course some of their lackeys here here in the IGAD and the AU>>>

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      • 20 August 2019 05:33, by Pakuai

        But the reality will soon set in. And the US, the UK, their gulf Arab states financiers, their lackeys here in the IGAD and the AU will remove that ’tiny flag’ from Abiye Ahmed head and stubs it on his bums pretty soon Mr. Eastern chap. Do you know a lot of these Abeshas (so-called ethiopians) are being deported enmasse from gulf Arab states and dumped in Adis Ababa idiots?>>>

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        • 20 August 2019 05:38, by Pakuai

          They breed like pigs/rabbits without knowing where are they going their next meals or land from? These Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), Eritreans, Somalians, Darfuris and West Africans are the ones who flock to Europe or gulf Arab states. Some of them were later on even caught lying that they are South Sudanese fleeing violent. Good luck to them>>>

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          • 20 August 2019 05:44, by Pakuai

            Mr. Easstern,
            Talking about Mr. Salva Kiir as " a yester years man" how about your habitual ’traitors and rebels’, Mr. Riek Machar or Lam Akol? How old are they? Mr. Eastern, there was a coup attempt against your Abiye Ahmed in ’Hamarah region’ a month or so ago. But it was quickly put under the carpet to conceal the failings of your Abiye Ahmed by his handlers chap>>

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            • 20 August 2019 05:49, by Pakuai

              There is another unrest simmering at the border with Kenya. His handlers are ignoring it but it would spring to open. As for those of us in the know who know these cheap intrigues and schemes. The whole rubbish is about to make this loser as some one to recon with Africa continent by his handlers. But they would soon be disappointed.>>>>

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              • 20 August 2019 05:54, by Pakuai

                There are 100 millions in Abesh (so-called ethiopia) and no resources. There are over 40 millions in your cloned so-called so-called arab North Sudan with no resources, there are over 50 millions in Kenya with no resources. And the intrigues being peddled by the handlers of this loser, Paul Kagame, Raila Odinga, Uhuru Kenya, Thabo Mbeki and other bunch of creeps is their so-called "Africa unity>>>

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                • 20 August 2019 06:01, by Pakuai

                  and regional integration", my arse. That countries of Kenya, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), your cloned so-called arab North Sudan would be made manufacturing hubs by the US, Europeans, gulf Arab states, their evil juus (so-called israel) or any thief who have his/her loots in UAE, Jornesberg, Adis Ababa, Nairobi, London, British virgin lsland, Cayman island, Panama or any other tax avoidance havens>

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                  • 20 August 2019 06:06, by Pakuai

                    and that the resources from South Sudan, DR Congo or Central Africa republic (CAR) and other would be used to prob up those would be manufacturing hubs. Good luck to them though. Dreaming is not a crime. By the way Mr. Eastern. Who is going to fund your new peace agreement in North Sudan? Mr. Eastern, Mr. Salva Kiir and some of his advisors have let our country and our people be bullied>>>

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                    • 20 August 2019 06:11, by Pakuai

                      by some criminals here in our own region including some creeps that we can just walk over in a matter of one or two weeks chap. Some of us who don’t like bullies or be bullied always seethe with anger or a huge churn of bile when we see our country our people being Geo-politically chess or football played by other countries>>>

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                      • 20 August 2019 06:15, by Pakuai

                        Mr. Salva Kiir was pressured by the criminals in the US, the UK, Norway or then so-called IGAD-plus to release the 2013 coup plotters to Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta. Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta and his European, Americans or their evil juus (so-called isrelis) attack later went and used these sellout criminals as their bargaining cards or blackmails over South Sudan>>>

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                        • 20 August 2019 06:19, by Pakuai

                          and South Sudanese people. Mr. Thomas Cirillo is being currently held hostage in Adis Ababa by his handlers as a bargaining chip or blackmail over South Sudan. Riek Machar and Lam Akol are being kept in Khartoum by their handlers as their bargaining chips or blackmails over South Sudan and the South Sudanese people>>>>

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                          • 20 August 2019 06:23, by Pakuai

                            Mr. Eastern,
                            There are some people who like other people and their countries even if no one give a toss about them. The evil white Americans, English people, your cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their evil juus (so-called israel) attack dog, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creeps in between love affair with our country and our people has gone too far>>>

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                            • 20 August 2019 06:24, by Pakuai

                              And the evils are going to taste how much hatred we have towards them chap.

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