South Sudan requests to join Arab League

Latest news

    South Sudan”s President Salva Kiir delivering a speech in Juba, South Sudan. EPA/PHILLIP DHIL [EPA]

    Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry has met South Sudanese President Salva Kiir to discuss Juba’s request to join the Cairo-based Arab League, according to a foreign ministry statement.

    The meeting comes in the wake of a brief Africa tour by Shukry, during which he met Kiir in the South Sudanese capital on Monday. 

    Translation: South Sudanese President Salva Kiir reads a letter from President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi delivered by the foreign minister in Juba today.

    Regional issues 

    According to the ministry statement, the two men also discussed means of enhancing South Sudan-Egypt relations and “regional issues of common concern”, including ongoing negotiations over Ethiopia‘s Grand Renaissance Dam project.

    Monday’s meeting also reportedly saw an agreement signed establishing a “mechanism for political consultation” between Cairo and Juba, while Shukry also conveyed a message to Kiir – the contents of which were not disclosed – from the Egyptian president.

    Since 2013, South Sudan, which seceded from Sudan following a 2011 popular referendum, has remained the scene of a bloody civil war pitting government forces against armed opposition groups.

    A split between South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar escalated into a military conflict in December 2013.

    Despite a 2015 peace deal signed between the two sides, the conflict – in which some 10,000 people are estimated to have been killed – remains ongoing.

    View the original article: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/03/south-sudan-requests-join-arab-league-180312141145631.html

    SOURCE: Anadolu news agency

    In the same category are

    Why Kashmir’s local policemen have become rebels’ new targets Malla Begum, whose policeman son Muhammad Yaqoob Shah, was killed by suspected rebels, said she would have begged him to resign had she known the ris...
    Xinjiang: The story Beijing doesn’t want reported On The Listening Post this week: A two-part special on media in China: Under-reporting of the state's treatment of Uighur Muslims, and the tale of the...
    Iran’s Rouhani: Donald Trump will fail just like Saddam Hussein Rouhani was making a speech marking the end of the 1980-88 war between Iran and Iraq Donald Trump will fail in his confrontation with Iran just lik...
    Palestine: Diary of an UNRWA kid The author in second grade on a visit to Cairo in 1979 Maintaining one's dignity while living a dismal existence in a refugee camp is not an easy f...
    Iran’s Revolutionary Guard targeted in Ahvaz military parade The parade was organised to mark the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war At least eight people have been killed and 20 wounded after unknown gunmen op...
    Deadly gun attack targets military parade in Iran The parade was organised to mark the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war At least eight people have been killed and 20 wounded after unknown gunmen op...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.