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Khartoum-Juba security meeting will likely be postponed: sources


July 21, 2013, (KHARTOUM) - The joint security meeting between Khartoum and Juba scheduled for Monday in Addis Ababa will likely be postponed, multiple sources told Sudan Tribune on Sunday.

FILE PHOTO - Pagan Amum (left), chief negotiator from South Sudan, lead mediator for the African Union, Thabo Mbeki (centre) and Sudan’s chief negotiator Idriss Abdu Qadir

The sources said that the Sudanese delegation has not left for Ethiopia yet and noted the lack of clarity in the agenda of the meeting. They also disclosed that several action items for the meeting has not been completed.

The meeting was to discuss accusations of rebel support by both nations, as well as monitoring the borders between the two countries.

Farouk Mohamed, a member of the Joint Political and Security Committee (JPSC), said that Sudan has submitted its complaints and observations to the African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) chaired by Thabo Mbeki.

He further said that they are waiting for Mbeki’s report on the obstacles facing the implementation of the joint cooperation agreements particularly with regard to the issue of supporting and harboring rebel movements and determination of the centre line in the demilitarized zone.

In a related development, the pro-Sudanese government Ashorooq TV quoted a source in Juba as saying that China will make a new push to mediate between the two Sudans.

Rahmatullah Osman, undersecretary in Sudan’s foreign ministry, told al-Akhbar newspaper this week that Khartoum would not allow any passage of South Sudanese oil unless Juba cut all ties with insurgents.

"There won’t be any reversal," he said, adding that Sudan hoped like South Sudan that China would mediate.

China dominates the oil industries in both countries, and state firm China National Petroleum Corp is most affected as it runs the oilfields in the South with Malaysia’s Petronas and Indian firm ONGC Videsh.

South Sudan on Friday announced that it had reduced its oil output to avoid any negative affects an abrupt shutdown would have on the environment should Khartoum decide to halt the young nation’s oil export.

A reduction could see the country’s oil production drop to just 100,000 barrel per day, from the 200,000 it used to produce when it resumed production in April following last year’s shut down.

Last June the Sudanese government announced that it will close pipelines carrying oil from landlocked South Sudan within 60 days and insisted output be stopped by 7 August unless Juba ceases to giving support to a coalition of anti-Khartoum rebels, known as the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF).

South Sudan also accuses Sudan of backing rebels in its eastern Jonglei state.

On Sunday the deputy spokesperson of Sudan’s National Congress Party (NCP), Qubais Ahmed al-Mustafa, warned that they are determined to proceed with the shutdown unless South Sudan adheres to the accords signed.

"A responsible government should not focus on internal issues and neglect the global agreements signed with other countries. South Sudan government must adhere to the signed agreement," al-Mustafa said.

He stressed that the aspirations and dreams of people in Sudan and South Sudan makes it imperative for Juba to implement agreements and refrain from aiding rebels.

In September 2012, both Sudan and South Sudan signed a series of deals in a Cooperation Agreement, which covered several outstanding issues including oil, citizenship rights, security issues, banking and border trade, among others.

Last March, the two countries signed an implementation matrix for these agreements.

The most notable provision in the agreement is related to resumption of oil exports by landlocked South Sudan which were suspended more than a year ago because of a dispute over transit fees. Oil started flowing again in April.


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  • 22 July 2013 11:01, by Jalaby

    Yes, let us strangle the thieves strongly till they stop supporting the rebels.
    No oil passage thieves, ask Al-Hilo to find you a solution or you will die of hunger, go to hell visionless thieves!!

    • 22 July 2013 11:09, by South South

      All what you need to do is to wash your ass with your hands, take out shit and stick your fingers deep to your own ass. Who care about oil !!!!!!

      • 22 July 2013 11:31, by Mi diit

        Criminal Bashir and incompetent Kiir will soon take the two countries back to war. They don’t care about the future of their people. They don’t care about oil because they have looted enough money for themselves and families. Only the poor populations will suffer of hunger, diseases, etc.

        • 22 July 2013 11:45, by Jalaby

          Mi diit,
          You need to distinguish and differentiate between the culprit and the victim, the liar and the honest, the deceptive and the sincere!
          I believe you’re clever enough to match Mr. Kiir with the suitable descriptive I mentioned above that meets his profile and Bashir as well!!

          • 22 July 2013 15:15, by Moc Nyickedenloi

            Distinguish and differentiate btn satan and God is that possible? Y do u fail to understand that Bashit, sorry Basheiya is an evil man created by God to behave like a 2yrs old kid, co-wives and National Criminal party players (NCP. U talk of vision whn Bashit has got no future. Does he have children? hahaha.He was infected with Gonorr-hoea by prostitutes on the street of Khartoum u

            • 22 July 2013 15:30, by Moc Nyickedenloi

              remember that? The "gay" has no future Z is y he doesnt mind b,se he is leaving no 1 behind only to run like arat all the times. But we will get him i don’t even wish him to die of cancer throat disturbing his ass. Those diseases are for really man not orphans like Bashit.Do u remember that he was an orphan brought up by Anoot Deng, the father of Achiek Anoot, the man who fucked arabs seriously.

        • 22 July 2013 21:19, by komriicker

          I totally disagree with the quotation that says; Kiir cares more about oil than to people. this is quite rhetoric, very irresponsible and non trusted accusation.
          Kiir cares more about people than you perceive. my advice to Mr. Kiir is to revive/resort to other resources or minerals instead of OIL. oil has become a headache to south Sudan-destiny so let’s keep oil aside and use other minerals.

      • 22 July 2013 11:36, by Jalaby

        You know who cares and you know who is crying now and ran to AU mediator Mr. Mbeky, China, UK, America and begged them not to allow Sudan closes its pipeline! You foolish and idiot!!
        That damn pipeline must remain closed till thieves know their real size and know how to obey and respect their boss (Sudan) and always say "Yes Sir"!!

        • 22 July 2013 11:54, by munene

          mr. Jalaba, u really have apoint to say in this cast however don’t let anger overcome ur way of thinking my dear.
          u need to find out any possible solution for this thives that you always talk of
          remember there are alot of thieves in the north compare to the SOUTH. u either refrain from insulting or i should declare you as vissionless as well

        • 22 July 2013 12:00, by Dr Manago

          Ms Al-musatafa or what ever you call your self, we are responsible government in Juba. All you need to do is to go back to school and learn the different between bilateral and global agreements then you come back and talk about this agreement, shame on you with that big title for nothing.

        • 22 July 2013 12:09, by barbayo

          you begged,Kawait,Iran,Suddia Arabic, Chad, Lybein and in the secret you begged Isreal
          but S Sudan don care,about oil.

      • 22 July 2013 11:48, by Jalaby

        South South,
        You know who cares and you know who is crying now and ran to Mr. Mbeky, China, UK, America and begged them not to allow Sudan closes its pipeline! You foolish and idiot!!
        That damn pipeline must remain closed till thieves know their real size and know how to obey and respect their boss (Sudan) and always say "Yes Sir"!

        • 22 July 2013 12:04, by Majongdit

          a 3rd failed state boss?!! Take your defeat-cum-pretence away.

        • 22 July 2013 14:17, by Camdre DDD

          Jalaby, or whatever your name is? the Thieves are in Khartoum not in Juba. The Khartoum government is the one who dishonor the agreement not Juba. The oil was shut down for one year and we did not die so go ahead shut it down.

          • 22 July 2013 14:23, by Camdre DDD

            con... No body will call your dirty ass sir

      • 22 July 2013 15:02, by P.K.M

        Stop pretending that you like to or want to shut the pipeline down! For how long have you been talking about it? Which pipeline do you claim to shut down and the one with oil running? You want to know the pipeline is shut down? Ask South Sudanese how it’s done; because we shut down for more than 12 month straight last time. So, please stop your nonsense!

    • 22 July 2013 11:42, by Dr Manago

      Hahahahah, you are abusing your self and your government son or daughter of cut clitoral canal . how can you call us thieves when we have never ever grabbed/stolen any thing from you.Can you remember why we shutdown our oil for almost one and half years? It was because you heartless thieves in khartoum. anyway as we know our tradition says" catch the thief and yourself".

    • 22 July 2013 11:48, by Mayom County Boy

      postpone or not postponed we doesn,t care .we doesn,t worry about it .if there is meeting or there no meeting is up to them.

    • 22 July 2013 12:20, by R@in Deng

      Yes called as thieves because we stolen your mother. Happy?

    • 22 July 2013 14:04, by simon yel

      Do u really know thieves ? you are thieves with your rotten ,dictatorial and murderous regime of Umar Hussein and Nafie soon ur regime will be toppled and ur masters, Bahir and Nafie Ali will be Hague properties and south Sudan will make deal with new regime .

    • 22 July 2013 19:58, by Kalo

      Jalaby,leave the issue of alHilo alone,you can shutdown the oil but you will not benefit the remaining if we don,t like,we can destroyed them all,we have the keys for them,tell me how.
      The son of truly Nuba

    • 22 July 2013 22:03, by marilditduang

      you need shut up. these people learn the culture of stealing
      from fake arab in khartoum.that why billions of dollars of oil went missing in sudan without nobody dare to ask. brotherhoods are evils in this world, they fuck up sudan really bad.sudanese should rid of cancerous called brotherhoods like egyptain did.

  • 22 July 2013 11:58, by munene

    it is true there was not going to be good agreement btn north and south sudan but thabo beki is just trying to keep his project live by confusing both the NCP and SPLM forgetting that all those parties can not deliver any peace in the two countries

    • 22 July 2013 20:12, by Badi Malawi

      We spent 21yrs without oil revenue and we were alive let them shut it down becoz we don’t care so we have many resources but khartoum is killing herself one day she will find herself at darkness becoz the boat is now sailing by infertile al majerim umar albulshit to wrong direction

  • 22 July 2013 12:06, by Dinka mafia

    I don’t understand why you keep running your skanky mouth you poor mafucker. come get employ in the south since your only Job in Khartoum is internet and Sudan tribune. your senseless writting format is not fascinating!
    we have better jobs for Arabs here in juba. toilet cleaning, car wash, blow jobs and dob bin....

    • 22 July 2013 13:00, by Peter Mading

      Let it be postpone. I like it. Meetings or agreements that are not honored are useless. Arabs are playing with their schoolmates. Let our time come we shall build wall to separate us and we shall not care about people who are slaved in mind and who like arabs. Let the foolish majority of Sudan support Bashir.

    • 22 July 2013 20:26, by Badi Malawi

      Jalaby, this guy call jalaby will one day realise that Colonization insisted to them by bashir becoz marginalisation is still in ur part lol and we r free here clean ur ass and pray but u will not get (Huria) freedom unless u overthrown bashir regime

    • 22 July 2013 20:28, by Badi Malawi

      Jalaby, this guy call jalaby will one day realise that Colonization insisted to them by bashir becoz marginalisation is still in ur part lol and we r free here clean ur ass and pray but u will not get (Huria) freedom unless u overthrown bashir regime

  • 22 July 2013 20:27, by dude

    that was a very good decision that Khartoum has made to shut down the oil pipeline. This will weaken the South Sudan economy and the development of the South will be going slowly and not faster. There are going to be lots of problems in the South without oil revenue. Khartoum is also shooting itself in the foot. The south may used military means to pressure Khartoum to resume the oil flow. true.

  • 22 July 2013 21:55, by panom lualbil

    RIAK MACHAR just went to KHARTOUM purposely to spend honey-moon with BASHIR and Came back with attitudes that he solved oil issued and he expect to take over MR KIIR in next 2015-what a shallow minded thug!

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