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Kiir asks Egypt to mobilize regional, international support for S. Sudan’s peace


President Kiir received by President al-Sisi in Cairo on Thursday 17 January 2019 (Photo SSPPU)
January 18, 2019 (JUBA) - President, Salva Kiir Mayardit has urged Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to encourage regional and international donors to contribute to the funding of peace implementation process in South Sudan.

President, Salva Kiir Mayardit returned to Juba on Friday after a two-day visit to Cairo where he discussed with his Egyptian counterpart peace implementation process and bilateral relations between the two countries.

Kiir who arrived in Cairo on Wednesday 16 January met with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Thursday to discuss "issues of interest to the peoples of the two countries, notably the peace agreement signed recently and economic cooperation," said the South Sudanese presidency on Friday.

In a statement released after the meeting on Thursday, Egyptian presidency spokesman Bassam Radi also pointed that the two leaders discussed the implementation of the revitalized peace process signed last September.

He added that Kiir stressed that his government needs support for its efforts to implement the peace deal.

"In this regard, President Kiir valued Egypt’s efforts in the various regional and international fora to provide a better understanding of the nature of the challenges facing South Sudan, to confirm the importance of supporting stability and national reconciliation in the country, and to urge the international community to keep its pledges and commitments towards South Sudan," Radi said.

Cairo which has close relations with the Gulf countries except Qatar can press them to back Juba in the implementation of the peace process, as the Troika countries seem only willing to provide limited support to South Sudan peace process.

Also, el-Sisi has good relations with President Donald Trump that Kiir hopes he can use it to speak with him directly about the U.S. support to his country.

Diplomats in Juba say the State Department’s negative attitude impacts on the White House policy towards South Sudan.

Radi said President Kiir hailed Egpyt’s role to bring stability in Africa, as it prepares to chair the African Union in 2019.

Kiir "also commended Egypt’s pivotal role in reinforcing stability in Africa, which made it eligible to lead the African Union in 2019," said the presidential spokesperson.

The South Sudanese leader met on Thursday with representatives of the big South Sudanese community in Egypt. He briefed the community leaders about the peace implementation process and assured them that he directed his governments to dedicate all the resource of the country for peace enforcement.

I told the ministers that "whatever little that we have must be put to the implementation of the agreement," Kiir told them.

Moreover, he spoke about his government determination to convince all the holdout groups to join the revitalized peace agreement.


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  • 19 January 01:13, by Kush Natives

    Right call Mr. President,
    The so called international community sit idle if South Sudan is in peace, but, when rebels starts making noises, then the international community start 🏃 around creating chaos behind rebels. They must treat such call or else, we will go ahead with this peace without them. Because, suffering hit us not them.

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    • 19 January 02:12, by Khent

      Fund it yourself, you disgusting, worthless and death-deserving animals! The animals in Juba should retrieve the nearly $20 billion dollars that they stole during the Interim Period to fund this sham - this cruel hoax, and if they refuse... then this pathetic excuse of a ’Country’ should be dissolved. It does not deserve to exist.

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      • 19 January 02:36, by Khent

        You can’t deliberately set your own house on fire (multiple times) and get salty when others no longer wish to entertain your Neuroticism, greed and cruelty. This begging bowl routine is pathetic and is precisely why South Sudan really should end it’s wholly unconvincing pretense of being an actual Country. South Sudan’s ’leaders’ are not men... they’re evil, cruel children...

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        • 19 January 02:59, by Khent

          ..You are not owed a thing [by anyone] so stop begging. Nothing illustrates the nature of this regime more than its shameful decision to apply for observer status in the Arab League... a cynical ploy to get money from people we should NEVER have dealings with. Watch as the regime’s supporters somehow assert that everybody else is to blame for everything.

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    • 19 January 06:40, by Theallseeingeye

      Kush Natives
      Who is Egypt and Who are the so called "international Community"? and why do they hold the ultimate control and power to determine the success of S.Sudan Peace agreement? why do S.Sudanese authorities and leaders always refer to them if they think SS is a sovereign country? does that mean we are being ruled by a remote controlled pupate gov?

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      • 19 January 06:48, by Theallseeingeye

        these casts a lot of confusion, because S.Sudanese mistakenly understood concept of peace, they thought peace is fund(money) and peace can only be granted and grantee by the unidentified entity called "International Community", but I say why would we need "International Community" when peace is all about accepting it(peace), seizing hostilities and implementing it in letters and spirit.

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        • 19 January 07:01, by Theallseeingeye

          I like it when President. Trump decided to cut US funds to those worthless African countries who don’t posses a minimum respect towards human value. because until when, they (US)are going babysit us and wipe our dirty stinking African butts. We African,do naively glorify and praise our leaders who starves, displaces, terrorizes and traumatizes us. I believe cutting these fund is the most valuable.

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          • 19 January 07:06, by Theallseeingeye

            gift the so called "International Community" has anonymously given us, its due the absent of that fund, we are experiencing a bit of stability and peace because when that fund is deposit there, its going to be another chaos, we shall fight over it. its just like billions of dollars being through into the monkeys cage. just worthless morons.

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            • 19 January 07:08, by Theallseeingeye

              Its just like billions of dollars been thrown into the monkeys cage...

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  • 19 January 05:27, by Eastern

    So Kiir now wants to bring a THIRD CO-PRESIDENT on board.....! There’s Museveni, Omar al Bashir (whose boat is being rocked) and now Abdel Fattah al Sisi....Where are the morons shouting about sovereignty?! Where are those shouting the economy booming?! Figures don’t lie. Let the African solution be seen at play....

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    • 19 January 07:23, by South South


      Peace in South Sudan is standing tall and will remain tall forever, let monkeys lick their own wounds.

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      • 19 January 07:47, by Eastern

        South South,

        Welcome...! That’s what I expected from one of the morons I alluded to! How much did it cause you idiots to wage the war? Who was bankrolling the war efforts? You morons used millions recently in Juba to ’celebrate’ peace. Use the same source of funding to support the implementation of the ’celeberated’ peace...!

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      • 20 January 22:23, by jubaone

        South South
        You jienge bush niggas have had peace that stood tall for 13yrs, but still stagnated in primitivism like monkeys that can’t read and write. Lets acknowledge, that God indeed gave you tall bodies but with small brains to move on to the next stage of human development. You can’t change that. Turn to God for help.

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  • 19 January 08:20, by Games

    Both Upper Nile and Unity State oils are operating, so why Salva Kiir and his JCE plus Taban Deng not using these oil money to fund the implementation? Salva Kiir stop begging others for something you have created to yourself

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  • 19 January 09:11, by southsudan

    Stop begging you idiot and get to work. Shame on you. People have lost confidence in you. Just get to work and fix the mess that you created. Stupid— !!!!!

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  • 19 January 19:24, by nakhim


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