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South Sudan president urges regional support to national dialogue


March 16, 2017 (JUBA)- South Sudan President, Salva Kiir has called on the region to support the country’s national dialogue initiative to achieve peace and stability.

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President Salva Kiir and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn speak after the signing of bilateral cooperation agreements in Addis Ababa on 24 February 2017 (ENA Photo)

“The national dialogue which we have declared will in fact close some gaps in the peace agreement and we would appreciate if IGAD member countries which played a very important role in the peace process play another role in supporting this process. The support of the region is really important”, President Kiir said on Thursday.

The South Sudanese leader made these remarks after meeting a delegation from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) assembly headed by Adhana Haile. The delegation was accompanied to the presidency by the speaker of South Sudan’s Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA), Anthony Lino Makana.

The meeting, Adhana told reporters shortly after meeting the South Sudan leader, sought to give full support to the national dialogue initiative launched by the latter.

Makana, on his part, appreciated efforts of the IGAD countries in aiding South Sudan peace process, adding that the visit was the second and that the IGAD delegation would go back to their respective countries after having known the position of the government on many issues relating to peace, development and the political situation.

In a related development, Kiir also met with delegation from East Africa Community (EAC) headed by its Secretary General, Liberat Mfumkeko, accompanied to the meeting by the presidential advisor on economic affairs, Aggery Tisa Sabuuni.

The meeting, Sabuuni said, discussed issues on how the region could help the country achieve peace. Also discussed was the structuring of the EAC and what to be done in terms of sending South Sudanese representatives to the regional assembly headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.


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  • 17 March 06:53, by Kuch

    Mr. Salva Kiir, the so-called ethiopia to which you even married your daughter to are our current enemies. Let us bomb the evils out of out of our country. They are *Abesh* not ethiopians. They the criminals that are used by our enemies as their *springboards* to around with our country and our people. ’Koch Bor are ben’.>>>.

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    • 17 March 06:58, by Kuch

      We informed some times back that don’t always pardon every piece of shit that take arms and would to fight the government of South Sudan. But you fellows ignored our warnings. Your way of always pardoning every piece of shit has been taken by our arch enemies---the US, the UK, the UN, their sleazy NGOs and their evil juus>>>

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      • 17 March 07:05, by Kuch

        and some of their criminals in between as our weakness and your weakness. We are back Mr. President Salva Kiir. There is no way we are going to live side by side with the evils that I mentioned above. Let us bomb the UN, humanitarian aids and their so-called peacekeeping business scams out of our country>>>

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        • 17 March 07:08, by Kuch

          in peace. Mr. Salva Kiir, we are going to bomb the evil white people out of our country I repeat.

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          • 17 March 07:28, by Malakal county Simon

            You still talk trash about fake national dialogue which has been overwhelmingly rejected by majority of South Sudanese people’s???? We have been telling you over and over that don’t wast your time with this unpopular call, peace first and so called national dialogue come later...... How can you put a horse before the cart???? And expecting to achieved your goal???? Pathetic......

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    • 17 March 07:21, by Midit Mitot

      Very shame, nothing bad like when ever you never understand your weakness, calling those who knows your problem, every one knows that the support that you need to be owing to you is fund for your daughter company.

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  • 18 March 00:53, by garrak1520

    You failed South Sudan, you want a second chance trough your so called national dialogue. Remember your agreement with the opposition, you chased the opposition leader from Juba thinking it will the end of your nightmare. Guns, bullets will not solve the South Sudan problems. You are the problem and the solution, and the solution is your departure.

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