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Egyptian president criticizes international community for not rewarding Sudan


September 26, 2012 (WASHINGTON) – The newly elected Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi appealed to the international community to provide additional support to Sudan and suggested that the government in Khartoum has not been adequately rewarded despite "great sacrifices" it made.

Mohamed Morsy, President of Egypt, addresses the general debate of the sixty-seventh session of the General Assembly on 26 September 2012 (UN photo)

In his first speech as president before the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) today, Morsi asserted that Khartoum has implemented the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed with what is now the independent state of South Sudan.

"Sudan has made great sacrifices in its quest for peace and stability. It has committed itself to the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement. It was also the first country to recognize the nascent state of south Sudan," Morsi said.

"But let me be frank: it has not received the support it deserves. The time has come for international efforts to rally to support it and work on settling differences between Sudan and its neighboring South Sudan to resolve all outstanding issues," the Egyptian leader added.

Morsi appears to be echoing complaints made by Sudanese officials that the international community and particularly western countries have not followed through on promises to lift sanctions and normalize relations with Khartoum as well as provide economic assistance primarily in the form of debt relief.

The United States has pledged to remove Sudan from the list of countries that sponsor terrorism if Khartoum facilitates the January 2011 referendum in which South Sudanese subsequently decided to secede from the Arab Muslim dominated north.

However, Washington later attached additional conditions to the de-listing in the wake of conflicts that broke out in the border states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan and Khartoum’s refusal to allow humanitarian aid into rebel-held areas despite famine warnings by United Nation agencies.

Sudan also wants the west to support a UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution deferring the International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrant issued for president Omer Hassan al-Bashir on charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide allegedly committed in the country’s western region of Darfur.

"Our brothers and sisters in Sudan need, more than ever, your support.....This country seeks to achieve stability and development and works on building healthy ideal relations with South Sudan. I believe that this nascent state, together with Sudan, are ready to become a center of cooperation between the Arab world and African countries" Morsi said in his remarks at the UNGA.

Sudan and South Sudan are currently negotiating post-secession outstanding items such as borders, oil, Abyei, national debt, water, international agreements and citizenship. Progress on these issues has been anemic frustrating African and international mediators.

Tensions over the unmarked 1,800-km (1,200-mile) common border spilled over into fighting in April, when South Sudan’s army briefly occupied the Heglig oilfield, vital to Sudan’s economy.

The UNSC has threatened the two sides with sanctions if no deal is struck on these issues by a set deadline which has twice been extended.

Analysts and decision makers in Sudan have been closely monitoring the direction of the new Egyptian leadership, which came to power in June following this year’s first free elections in decades following the ouster of Morsi’s predecessor Hosni Mubarak in a popular revolution in February 2011.

Today’s speech by Morsi could signal a continuation of Cairo’s policy under Mubarak of backing the Bashir government in the international arena. Some observers have questioned whether post-revolution Egypt will go far enough in its support of Khartoum which stands accused of massive human rights violations and oppressing political opposition.

This month Morsi received Bashir in Cairo despite calls by local and international rights groups to either dis-invite or arrest the Sudanese leader on the basis of the International Criminal Court (ICC) warrant for alleged war crimes committed during the Darfur conflict.

But Egyptian officials brushed aside the appeals and noted the African Union position on the matter as well as Cairo not being a signatory to the Hague court’s Rome Statute.


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  • 27 September 2012 08:07, by omoni jr.

    son of bitch, do not remove my comments

    • 27 September 2012 08:17, by Chol

      If Egyptians want International community to reward Sudan; they should start it themselves by giving back the land they took from Sudan. Does Egyptians remember Hala’ib Triangle; a northern border land between Egypt and Sudan; give it back to Sudan to show Egyptians really care about Sudan.

      • 27 September 2012 08:52, by okucu pa lotinokwan

        Why the current Egyptian President is more concern on Sudan Issue?because of the Muslim brotherhood relationship,the western world should be very alert on this otherwise,the third world War will soon break out,between Africa and the Arabs.

      • 27 September 2012 13:31, by panchol

        Muhammad Morsi.
        South Sudan will not give any inch of its land to Arabs,because they are foriegners to this land. you can give them any part of your land somewhere there in Egypt.
        Did you one time pay a visit to South Sudan to observe how far it is in term of developent compare to your North Arabs of Sudan. This Arab North of Sudan made use of our resources to develop Northern part of Sudan

    • 27 September 2012 08:49, by Dinkawarrior

      What he talking about? This terrorist want to blindfold the world that he is president! There is no different between Al qaeda and Muslim-Brotherhood. Just wait for some times, Egypt is well known as cursed country. You prepare yourselves for the worst coming!

  • 27 September 2012 08:25, by Akol Liai Mager

    Just get Alaib and Shallatine back to North Sudan and that will start building trust between your new fundamentalist regime and the North Sudanese people.

    • 27 September 2012 08:57, by Dumodit

      The Egyptian New president wants to satisfied Sudanese but intend to let Egypt be compromise on Nile Water.
      Who is he to criticized the International Community for rewarding Sudanese government? He’s like bride woman in the leadership. Others head of states are there in Africa why not consult them of decision?

  • 27 September 2012 08:27, by Madina Tonj

    Darfurian who are base in France why are you removing my comment about this Mohamed Morsi? If you don’t return then, I will post all your secrets to many websites.

  • 27 September 2012 08:39, by Northern Sudanese

    Thank you Morsi, please southerners halaiib is only a disputed area, Egypt controlled the area for centuries , we controlled it for most of the previous century. now that Mubarak is gone and when peace in stability returns. we will get it back by ourselves, through peace. its just like your disputed areas with Kenya and Uganda

    • 27 September 2012 09:02, by mohamed mahgoub

      N S. so u sold Haliab for a mere verbal supper ! Egytain always fooling us by soft talking!

    • 27 September 2012 09:11, by Nibs

      Look how pathetic it sound;"Thank you morsi......Halaiib is disputed area,we controlled it before,Egytians are controlling it now and we’ll controll it in coming centuries".You are damn cowards,you called your area disputed coz you are afair of Egypt.

      • 27 September 2012 09:47, by mohammed ali

        Nibs, let us see your courage with the Kenyans, who already started to call charcoal-black monkeys, on Ilemi Triangle and the Equatorian land which is already annexed to Uganda!Show us your bravery!

        • 27 September 2012 13:44, by michael coma

          Mohammed Ali
          The first border problem is S/Sudan with north and we hope it will be done inquiry.Kenya border and Uganda border are not big issue to us,Just like home compound you sweep with broom.

        • 27 September 2012 14:03, by panchol

          Muhammad ali.
          Frankly speaking Kenya, Uganda,Ethiopia,Congo and C.A.R are just brothers to one an other as we do share some African cultures,easyto solve diffe
          When we SPLA were fighting your regime,you got support from the following and we managed to suceeded.
          1.Egypt 2.Paletine 3.Iraq 4.Libya 5.Iran 6.Yamen, all of these countries were found in S.Airforce,Artellaries long range cruise miss

      • 27 September 2012 16:59, by Sudani+

        To HE pres. Morsi:
        You are a real leadr and I can see the bright future of Egypt and the Islamic world under your leadership (May Allah bless you)
        For NIBS and other form SS:
        1- Your words and posts are disgusting and show how retared you are.
        2- Idologically, we do not belive in borders with our brother countries (these borders are created during the colonial era) and meaningless to us.

        • 28 September 2012 02:43, by australian

          "Brother countries"? Good one! No doubt you have heard of the Muslim Sudanese who were forced to leave Sudan and found refuge in Israel after being treated horribly in Egypt? Because Egyptians see the Sudanese as "brothers" of course. And Saudi Arabians think of Sudanese as "brothers" too? Well, maybe when they are handing over money when they do the haj...they can put up with Sudanese then!

      • 27 September 2012 17:04, by Sudani+

        3- If Egypt want Halaib or any land from Sudan, we will be more than happy to give it to them.
        4- in the near furture, we will be "virtually" one "country", and borderd are not more a limiting factor for both Egyptians and Sudanese "real 4 freedoms that currently S. Sudan is striving to death to have with Sudan"

    • 27 September 2012 13:48, by panchol

      Northern Arab not N. Sudanese.
      South Sudan will not give any piece of its land to any foriegners whether green,yellow,red,blue,brown or pink.
      The whole Sudan was our land, but as traders came from Middle East to Sudan through Red Sea,Ethiopia and Egypt route,we wel-come arab to the Semi arid Desert Northern part of Sudan not South.
      "Empty vessels make more noise".proverb to Morsi.

    • 27 September 2012 15:02, by South South

      Northern Sudanese,
      You are really big Muslim Gay. There is no compromise in land and for you to say that Egypt is controlling Halaiib of Sudan is Ok with you show us that Fake Black Arabs of Sudan can not stand up against real Arab. I know now why Sudanese young men are for sell to Libya. Fake Black Arabs have no values to other Arabs. Can yopu believe it, Sudanese younng men are for sell in Liby

    • 28 September 2012 15:24, by Ruach

      Hell to all brotherhood

  • 27 September 2012 10:14, by Gabriel KK

    Sudan’s issue is simple and clear, get rid of Al Bashir and NCP and you will enjoy endless support from African and other part of the world or else you will remain complaining and crying for centuries if not millenniums.

  • 27 September 2012 13:42, by junub

    Dear Morsy presendent of Egyptian or when ever the call you,you just come recently as a president of eygp wen do u kno Sudan and south sudan bordering issue while you come from the bush and fuucken mother as a president,UNSC is not going to reward sudan,reward sudan by urself thought u give sudan/Bashir ur mother to fuck her as a reward we don care

    • 27 September 2012 15:03, by sudani ana

      Well done president Mursi
      I can see that Egypt is now taking its rightful place as an important player in the international arena after decades of being weakened and belittled by the doomed Mubarak regime. Egypt and Sudan will always remain close friends and strategic allies.

  • 27 September 2012 22:38, by BM Bol

    You don’t create a mess and expect to be rewarded for it. In reality you should pay for it.

  • 28 September 2012 06:50, by Samuel Malual

    The newly elect vote rigging President of Egypt Madam Morsi of Bashir is due to celebrate their two months old gay relationship in Cairo in few weeks time. This incompetent self proclaimed individuals is a blood grazer in the land of Cush, he is so worrying about water of our River nile that Egypt is currently converting into their secret dams.

  • 28 September 2012 06:58, by Samuel Malual

    I thought in Islam theft is categorise as number one sin. Since when did Egypt managed to feed their citizens without American? Egypt is a country whose citizens defend on American’s food air since the creation of Adam and Eve. Now fundamentalist President of Egypt has spoken and our CIA, FBI will get his ass out of power soon. Israel and South Sudan are untouchable States as US may not be happy.

    • 28 September 2012 10:03, by australian

      Samuel: In Islam, theft of property of Muslims is wrong. Theft of kuffars’ property is fine. Extortion from non-Muslims is jizya (research Pact of Umar and dhimmi status.)

  • 28 September 2012 07:21, by Samuel Malual

    @Mohamed Ali. Most of the Northern children are born through an artificial insemination because of Arabs abnormality and their genetically modefications. The recent films contains true color of Islam because Islam is just codified religion that does not have any root to prove your prophatic claims of Mohamad being a messenger of Allah. It is because jesus was born in Israel then muslim had to copy

    • 28 September 2012 07:27, by Samuel Malual

      copy from Israel version of truth that the true son of God was born in the holy land of beloved Jew People. To justify your claim start by transelating the Koran for an understanding of your religious teaching. You can’t keep dreaming about converting the entire universe into Islam without an understanding of your Koran. Shame on you muslim and especially fake Sudanese muslims.

      • 28 September 2012 12:09, by sudani ana

        Samuel Malual
        For your information, the holy Koran has already been translated to hundreds of languages including English, French, German, Spanish, Russian,Urdu, Swahili, Portugese, Chinese, Japanese and hundreds of other languages.

  • 28 September 2012 15:45, by William Atak Garang.

    The Egyptian President, should respect our right, because he should first go back to understand the History of Sudan. What cause long War between us and Fake Arab in Khartoum started from Islamic Sharia law that has negative deadly ideas.We will not forgive otherwise we shall destroy Khartoum it was built by our resources.

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