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Egypt vows to support South Sudan’s peace efforts

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March 12, 2018 (JUBA) - The Egyptian government on Monday vowed to continue supporting efforts aimed at restoring peace and stability in war-torn South Sudan.

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South Sudan’s Salva Kiir (C) meeting the Egyptian foreign affairs minister Sameh Shoukry (L) in Juba, March 12, 2018 (courtesy photo)

Addressing reporters in the South Sudan capital, Juba on Monday, Egypt’s foreign affairs minister, Sameh Shoukry said his government remains committed to ensuring stability in the conflict-ridden nation.

Shoukry met South Sudan President, Salva Kiir and the two reportedly discussed overall bilateral relations and means to develop them in all the fields, as well as a number of regional issues of common interest.

Handling over a letter from President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to his South Sudan counterpart, Shoukry said the former conveyed his regards and appreciation to the South Sudan leader for his efforts aimed at achieving stability and development in war-torn East African nation.

“The President of the Republic also expressed his keenness on supporting our South Sudanese brothers in all fields,” partly reads a statement issued by the Egyptian foreign affairs ministry on Monday.

Shoukry affirmed Egypt’s support for the role of South Sudan government in achieving peace and stability through the national dialogue steering committee, after its leaders recently participated in a training course in Cairo, in addition to dispatching an Egyptian expert to provide the committee with technical support in Juba.

Last year, Egypt also hosted the talks of the Arusha Agreement on the reunification of South Sudan’s ruling party (SPLM) and contributed to sponsoring these talks in cooperation with Uganda.

Meanwhile, President Kiir expressed his satisfaction and gratitude to Shoukry and his delegation, expressing his country’s full appreciation for Egypt’s efforts to support the people and stability of South Sudan.

The South Sudanese leader also briefed the Egyptian foreign affairs minister on the ongoing negotiation process with the opposition under the regional bloc (IGAD) and the challenges facing the talks.

Kiir also explained, during the meeting, the work of the national dialogue steering committee and the various stages of the national dialogue aimed at achieving peace and stability in the country.

The civil war in South Sudan, now in its fifth year, has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions, with aid agencies warning that an estimated 7 million people could face starvation.

The meeting discussed a number of regional issues of common interest, particularly the developments in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) negotiations, and the situation in the Horn of Africa region in general, in addition to the demand by South Sudan to join the League of the Arab States.

South Sudan’s minister for the presidency, Mayiik Ayii Deng said Egypt is not just a political ally, but fully supports the war-torn nation.

"It was Egypt that led the African bloc in the Security Council [of the United Nations] to defeat the draft resolution intended to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan," Deng told reporters on Monday.

He said Egypt, Uganda and South Africa, were among the first African countries in to come out in support of South Sudan’s national dialogue and will continue to provide political, moral, financial, technical and material support to its steering committee.

Egypt, according to the minister for the presidency, is currently hosts over 50,000 South Sudanese who are afforded all freedoms like citizens of Egypt.

A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Egyptian foreign affairs minister and South Sudan’s minister of presidential affairs to establish a political consultation mechanism between the two nations.

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  • 13 March 09:17, by deng

    Our government don’t know the Egyptian policy, even they promise to support South Sudan to have peace it is not true , they are looking for their interest only not for others, their slogan is Egypt first ???? ??? ????

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    • 13 March 09:39, by Koryom2

      We are the Ancient Egyptian fools, there would be so-called ethiopia, North Sudan, Kenya & even DRC. The owners are here.

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      • 13 March 09:49, by Koryom2

        Mr. Salva Kiir name has been used by some fools who are out of our country & these fools, traitors & thieves are the ones who considered themselves. To know have anything to do about our country & our people?? Good help the evil juus, the evil corporate Americans, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between in our country & our region>>>

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        • 13 March 09:57, by Koryom2

          Fellows, we are back fellows. Get your rubbish out of Kenya, Ethiopia, ethiopia, North Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, North Sudan, Tan-zania, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia----we are here fellows.

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          • 13 March 10:03, by Koryom2

            Fellows, we have informed you fools from West Africa that we are going bully some fools. Respect the *authorities* fools. Don’t take drugs or let your self be bullied by anyone.

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            • 14 March 05:30, by Malakal county Simon

              Koryom2/Slave

              You need to stop heavy drinking and seek medical attention rather then being on the keys board all the times for your own good.... You’re too traumatized or intentional, destroying the illegitimate government indirectly by accusing any country as if it against Juba government without a tangible proof....

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              • 14 March 05:36, by Malakal county Simon

                Cont....

                You’re not a true illegitimate government supporter but spy, pretender from Bor and making fake sympathy toward Juba.... Luckily, most government fools supporter, don’t know that and that your lucky part monny Bor/Slave....

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        • 13 March 13:20, by Eastern

          Now you know, whoever HAS BEEN FOOLED FOOLS IS MORE THAN A FOOL...! That’s Kiir for you!

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          • 13 March 13:47, by South South

            Eatern,

            What the hell is your point? Kiir can not be fooled by anyone. Maybe you do not like Egyptian because they are supporting South Sudan, the country you hate.

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            • 13 March 15:00, by Eastern

              South South,

              Just read some of the incoherent rant of Koryom2, regime zealots like you. This dude thinks FOOLS ARE ONES FOOLING KIIR! If that’s the case then Kiir must be more foolish than the fools who fool him. I am just qualifying his (Koryom2’s) reasoning!

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              • 13 March 15:11, by South South

                Eastern,

                Iam not regime zealots, Iam South Sudanese lover, my country is above all. A few rebels can not tell us what to do in our country. We liberated it and we own it. It’s called South Sudan, it’s our country.

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    • 14 March 08:08, by Peng Kimang

      Mr Deng, if South Sudanese leaders were to put South Sudan first before their interest, we wouldn’t have reached this terrible mess we are in now. They plunged the country into war just over who would control the national wealth and resources, looted billions of dollars and siphoned outside.

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  • 13 March 19:09, by Nairobimitot

    God bless Egypt. Please, Egypt brings peace to my country. I am tired of the killing of our people by themselves.

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    • 14 March 06:55, by deng

      Egypt will not bring peace to South Sudan instead it will cause instability. Egypt don’t wants South Sudan to exploit water or use them for development, Egypt will cause war South Sudan and Sudan then it will continue using Nile water alone, because South Sudan will not use water for it is busy fighting itself and Sudan, Sudan is happy when seeing South Sudan unstable.

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