South Sudan to dispatch officials to Sudan over security matters

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September 22, 2016 (JUBA) - South Sudan government under the
leadership of President Salva Kiir will soon dispatch a team from the
foreign ministry and representatives from other institutions to visit
the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, over bilateral matters, according to a
senior official.

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A SPLM member sits at a check point in south Kordofan, located in the
north-south border January 11, 2011. (Reuters)

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Mawien Makol, on Thursday said the
government through the ministry of foreign affairs will soon dispatch
a delegation for talks with the Sudanese authorities.

“The undersecretary of the ministry of foreign affairs will soon go to
Khartoum and when he is there, it will be an opportunity to discuss
these issues. It is not wise to use the media,” said Makol.

The foreign ministry official denied the government was harbouring
Sudanese rebels, saying it was not in the interest of the two
countries to host and support hostile groups with vision to
destabilize the other.

“This is the first time Sudanese have been accusing and threatening to
close the border. They have been doing but we say this is not the
right way because even us we have issues. We feel they are supporting
the rebels fighting us and this is not just an allegation. There are
evidences but we say we can use the agreement and other diplomatic
mechanisms to address these issues amicably,” he said.

His denial of harbouring Sudanese rebels has contradicted the
admission by the First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai, when he recent
agreed with the Sudanese authorities during his visit to Khartoum that
South Sudan will expel Sudanese rebels from its territory.

Also, Military Spokesperson of the South Sudan army, Brigadier Lul
Ruai Koang acknowledged that the Sudanese rebels would be expelled by
the army once the directive has been issued by the top political

Makol said the two countries would never avoid being neighbours and so
it is therefore important to embrace each other to advance what would
promote the interest of the two viable states in the region.

“Sudan and South Sudan are the countries in the region sharing longest
border line. Apart from this, we are not going to stop being
neighbours. This is why [it] is important to embrace each other,” he

The two countries have been accusing each other of supporting rebels
against the other.


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    23 September 08:10, by Eastern

    The dinka dominated kleptocrats in Juba shouldn’t be allowed to
fool everybody. SPLM-N uses South Sudan as the conduit to get supplies
from Uganda. JEM and Torabora are hosted in Raja and parts of Northern
Bahr el Ghazal. Mawien Makol should try something better!!

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