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Friends of Sudan meeting in Stockholm on 18 Feb 2020 ( Sweden FM ST photo)
February 18, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - In a meeting held in Stockholm on Tuesday, the Friends of Sudan (FOS) renewed their pledge to provide substantial financial and economic support to Hamdok’s transitional government and agreed to delay the donor meeting to next June.

During their last meeting of December 2019, the Friends of Sudan agreed that the donor conference should be held in April. However, later on, the host country Kuwait requested to delay it to after Ramadan which take place in May 2020.

In a statement released after a meeting held in the Swedish capital, the FOS agreed to hold a preparatory meeting for the donor meeting in Paris next April.

"They renewed their commitment to take part in a donor conference by the first half of June 2020 and agreed that the details of the conference would be communicated shortly," further said the statement.

Initially, Sudan requested to hold the donor meeting at the beginning of the year, in January or February 2020. However, the group members said that April is better to allow the needed time for good preparation and international mobilization for a successful conference.

Many participants confirmed their recent increase of support to Sudan, said the statement.

"A range of participants also informed of their commitment and preparation of additional substantial financial support to be provided in line with the Transitional Government’s priorities, especially the social impact mitigation programme, being critical for sustainable economic reform".

"The group agreed on the need to frontload also longer-term support to the transition and committed to support reforms," further said.

On the peace process, the meeting he called on parties to the ongoing peace process in Juba to negotiate in good faith and make the needed compromises in the interest of peace.

The FOS "emphasized that the peace negotiations should not delay the formation of the Transitional Legislative Council and the appointment of civilian governors and welcomed the Government of Sudan’s recent announcement that these will be formed shortly".

The parties have just agreed to extend for the second time the deadline for the signing of a peace agreement, while the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) groups threaten to stop the talks if the governors and the parliament members are appointed before the signing of a peace agreement.

They say want to ensure that they are fairly represented at the two levels.

For its part, the SPLM-N of Abdel Aziz al-Hilu says the peace process should include the secular state and the self-determination, a matter that the government says should be discussed at the constitutional conference.

Also, the Group welcomed Sudan’s recent announcement of the intent to cooperate fully with the International Criminal Court.

In addition to Sudan, the meeting was attended by African Development Bank, Canada, Egypt, European Union, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, The Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Nations, United States, the World Bank.

(ST)

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  • 19 February 10:43, by Fathi

    The group should hold a session to convince the US to stop with their mafia-like tactics trying to extort Sudan. US is holding Sudan under bogus sanctions including SST designation while adding demands since 2005 in exchange for removal lol.

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    • 19 February 10:48, by Fathi

      The purpose of sanctions is regime change by frustrating the people through collective financial punishment. There isn’t an appropriate reason to keep sanctions on Sudan for 3 decades, especially after removal of Bashir ...unless the US wants another military coup to happen

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      • 19 February 10:57, by Fathi

        It’s ridiculous to try to get Sudan to pay 9 billion for terrorist attacks committed by non-sudanese in 1998. Sudan didn’t provide "material support" for those attacks. That’s like the false claim the CIA made up saying Sudan was producing chemical weapons for Osama bin Laden which led to US destroying Sudan’s biggest pharmaceutical factory.

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        • 19 February 11:01, by Fathi

          The SST in addition to all the other sanctions have cost our economy more than 40 billion in economic damage. Sudanese people have collectively paid more than enough for the 1998 attacks.

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          • 20 February 00:08, by Langbaar

            Fathi,
            Don’t bank on that so-called donor conference to be done for North Sudan place next June. Just ask South Sudan about the donor conference done for Southern Sudan reconstruction in 2005 of which many countries pledged 4.2 billion dollars. But money was allegedly diverted to Darfur. And that pledged money is counted to have been given South Sudan, can you see chap?>>>

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            • 20 February 00:16, by Langbaar

              Unless North Sudan starts auditing all the foreign aid an foreign donations and keep your records. As proves to counter the propaganda that always follow that pledged money, you would always be portrayed as a taker which always go and misuse the donated money. I am not trying to denying that South Sudan has not benefited from foreign aid, the what is always propagated to have been given>>>>

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              • 20 February 00:23, by Langbaar

                to South Sudan just doesn’t stack up with the figures we have Mr. Fathi chap. If South Sudan proposes that all NGOs operating in the country and foreign donations must be subjected to South Sudan auditor general to ascertain the actual budget they spend on South Sudan as compare to South Sudan meager budget. The UN, the NGOs and the countries like US or the UK would protest or scream at the top>>>

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                • 20 February 00:27, by Langbaar

                  of their lungs that the government of South Sudan want to control the works of foreign organizations. This had happen before, but sometimes, a line must be drawn in the sand. But we have an empty headed cowboy wearer who is easily bullied by foreign powers. And South Sudanese who don’t like to be bullied are increasingly seeing Mr. Salva Kiir and his bunch of clueless advisors>>>

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                  • 20 February 00:36, by Langbaar

                    as cowards who want to let South Sudan be recolonized by foreign powers through threats, blackmails and intrigues. Mr. Fathi chap, I agree with what you said US is a mafia-like-run country chap. The US is run by big corporations, multinationals and big banking cartels from the US, Europe, Japan and other countries.>>>>

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                    • 20 February 00:45, by Langbaar

                      And these big corporations, multinationals and big banking cartels own almost every US politician in both houses of Congress and senate and even on states level. Corruption is legalize in the US chap. There is what they called campaign contributions----were big corporations and multinationals contribute money for the politicians whom they want to go and protect their interests>>>>

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                      • 20 February 01:03, by Langbaar

                        in the corridors of power. And that is an overt corruption simple and plain. Mr. Fathi. The US army is also owns by these big corporations, multinationals and big banking cartels. Saudi Arabia, UAE or israel can just or those big corporations, multinationals and big banking cartels can order the US army to go and fight a war on their behaves and get away with it>>>>

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                        • 20 February 01:11, by Langbaar

                          They have done it Iraq one and one. Libya war was even paid by a tiny gulf Arab state of Qatar, but the US, the UK and France simply doing their bombing job as mercenaries to be paid. The African Union (the AU) cowered like a goat being led into the Nile. But when it comes to South Sudan. Then every piece of trash here in the African union (the AU) and the IGAD would want to be anything>>>

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                          • 20 February 01:17, by Langbaar

                            over South Sudan and the South Sudanese people. For South Sudanese people in the know, we are the the ones who are going to crush most of these vermin out of our country and over our people and out of Africa. Because we HATE these vermin to death. We cannot live side by side with Arabs, evil juus (so-called israelis), Abeshas (so-called ethiopian) prostitutes, some of their Bantus and their UN,>>>

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                            • 20 February 01:32, by Langbaar

                              and their sleazy NGOs who covet our country and our people to death. Mr. Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirillo and other bunch of traitors, thieves and foreign puppets/stooges were deliberately kept in *the hotels, brothels and Bars Abesha (so-called ethiopia) all along as a bargaining chips over our country and our people*>>>

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                              • 20 February 01:45, by Langbaar

                                The empty headed cowboy hat wearer, Mr. Salva Kiir and his bunch of fools was pressured by our enemies to let the so-called detainees (FDs), the plotters of the 15/12/2013 foiled coup be taken to Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta for protection. And Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta and his handlers from the US, the UK, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creeps in between went>>

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                                • 20 February 02:04, by Langbaar

                                  and used them as their bargaining cards, blackmails and leverages over South Sudan and the South Sudanese people. Former Tanzania president, Mr. Jakaya Kikwete didn’t want to be left out of circus over South Sudan. And organized "a then SPLM Re-unification" between the SPLM, Mr. Riek Machar and Mr. Pagan Amuom so-called former detainees (FDs) in Arusha, Tanzania>>>

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                                  • 20 February 02:59, by Langbaar

                                    Mr. Salva Kiir SPLM, Riek Machar group and Mr. Pagan Amuom so-called former detainees (FDs) went and agreed that they would reunite the SPLM in Arusha, Tantzania. But when they went back to Nairobi, Kenya. They went and changed their damned minds, on the the directives of their masters from the US, the UK, their evil juus (so-called israelis) and some of their creeps here in the IGAD and the AU>>>

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                                    • 20 February 03:07, by Langbaar

                                      that they were not "part of the SPLM, Arusha Tanzania reunification" of the SPLM. Mr. Riek Machar was allowed to stage a rally at ’a five star hotel, along Nairobi-Thika highway’ with the Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta approval. And called for South Sudanese people to rise up and remove Mr. Salva Kiir from power?!!!>>>>

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                                      • 20 February 03:13, by Langbaar

                                        Many South Sudanese with brains were wondering, who was to take power from Mr. Salva Kiir when Mr. Riek Machar shouted that nonsense at a five star hotel in Nairobi after he agreed to SPLM reunification a day or two earlier in Tanzania? It was Mr. Riek Machar himself and his low lives who hae sold themselves to foreign interest groups. But the low lives are playing with fire>>>

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                                        • 20 February 03:28, by Langbaar

                                          Mr. Riek Machar faction, Mr. Pagan Amuom faction and Mr. Salva Kiir SPLM went and sit at the hotels, brothels and bars of Abesh (so-called ethiopia) prostitutes as "different entities" in opposite of what they agreed in Arusha, Tanzania. The then so-called *IGAD-Plus* of the *Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, North Sudan, Djibouti, Abesh (so-called ethiopia),>>>>

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                                          • 20 February 03:39, by Langbaar

                                            And none IGAD countries which have no border with ’South Sudan’ like *Nigeria, Algeria, Chad, Rwanda, South Africa and the so-called (troika countries of the US, the UK and Norway)* went and pushed their nonsense:https://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article56093
                                            this document was nothing to do with peace in South Sudan>>>>>

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                                            • 20 February 03:49, by Langbaar

                                              it was the our enemies who were negotiating themselves back into our country and over our people. Mr. Michael Makuei Lueth, Nhial Deng and his government negotiating team called Mr. Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, foreign puppets/stooges, traitors and thieves; bunch of lowly educated so-called civil societies and and religious "sell outs". Lowly informed South Sudanese fools>>>

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                                              • 20 February 03:58, by Langbaar

                                                War is here. Where is Mr. Riek Machar? We killed him long time ago in Juba, South Sudan. Mr. Riek Machar is part of the so-called ANGLO-AMERICA. That South Sudan would revert to *ten 10 states* Good luck fellows. Dreaming is not a crime fellows.>>

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