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SPLM/SPLA (IO) SECRETARY GENERAL DR. DHIEU MATHOK DING RESPONSE TO MAJOR GENERAL KHAMIS RESIGNATION.

 


H.E SALVA KIIR MAYARDIIT, SPEECH IN ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

 

SPEECH OF H.E. GENERAL SALVA KIIR MAYARDIT THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN AT A STATE DINNER WITH ETHIPOIAN PRIME MINISTER H.E. HAILEMARIAM DESSALEGN – ADDIS ABABA. 


 February 24, 2017. Remarks: 

• Your Excellency, Ato Haile Merriam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Hon Ministers, Distinguished ladies and gentlemen.

 • Please allow me to extend my warm deep appreciation and gratitude for the kind invitation for me and my delegation to visit Ethiopia and hold talks with the leadership of this country. 

 • The 8 Agreements or/and Memoranda of Understanding which we signed this morning will go a long way in further strengthening our bilateral relations. These relations are already excellent but our ambition is to take them to a level where the ordinary citizens in our two sisterly countries will feel and practically benefit from the improvement of our two economies and thus lift the standard of livelihood of our people. 

 • I wish to thank Your Excellency for these memoranda especially the construction of the two roads. All these efforts will be mutually beneficial to all our citizens in the two countries. South Sudan earnestly needs infrastructure and these roads will give access to our people in term of mobility. And in turn Your Excellency, our top priority in these memoranda is to build the refinery so that our brothers from Ethiopia will have a ready source of refined fuel close to them and that will help in boosting their economic activities. We will make sure this is realized as soon as possible so that our citizens reap the benefits that we promised them. 

 • Mr. Prime Minister, Ladies and Gentlemen, we in South Sudan will never get tired of appreciating the role Ethiopia has played through its successive governments in our historical development, going as far back as the first peace agreement in 1972 – well-known as Addis Ababa Agreement. His Highness Emperor, Haile Selassie stood firmly on the side of the then marginalized people of Southern Sudan to make sure that our aspirations were not stifled. When his government was overthrown by the Marxists in 1974, the cause of the people of Southern Sudan was not discarded by Mengistu’s regime and this continue even after Marxists regime, our brothers in TPLF/EPRDF continue to support us through thick and thin. Your predecessor, Late Meles Zenawi was exemplary even went beyond what the Emperor and Mengistu did to the people of South Sudan. He made sure that the voices of the people of South Sudan were heard of and pushed further to have CPA negotiated and signed. Cognisant of the Late Zenawi’s support, Your Excellency did not leave any stone unturned once you succeed him. You vigorously resisted Western Powers’ push to have South Sudan strangled through sanctions and arms embargo by making sure that you did not allow them to use IGAD to blackmail South Sudan. Such brotherly support continues until the just concluded Agreement for the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCISS) in 2015. 

 • Although we have recently experienced a setback, we are determined to fully implement the Peace Agreement under the auspices of the Transitional Government of National Unity. So we call upon Your Excellency, Prime Minister, to continue supporting not only our efforts in this regard but also our appeals to the region and the international community to lend us both political and material support. This appeal should be combined with the call to the region and international community to help avert the humanitarian catastrophe that will befall large numbers of the population in the Horn of Africa Region as a result of the current drought which has already triggered the onset of famine. 

 • Your Excellency, I appreciate very much your genuine support of the National Dialogue process which I announced in the middle of December 2016.

 - Contrary to the claims of our detractors and
 enemies of peace and stability in my country that it will undermine the implementation of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan, I wish to assure Your Excellency that it will actually enhance the implementation of the Agreement and consolidate peace and stability in country.
- This National Dialogue will be inclusive and will reach all corners of our country and involve all our ethnic communities in every single state. 
- It will give our people the support to articulate their grievances and propose solutions to them without being dictated by elites. 
- It will be a grassroots exercise from bottom to top. 

 • Mr. Prime Minister, I wish to assure you that our relations are not just good neighborly relations; they are relations anchored on blood fraternity and a long history of peaceful coexistence that has never been tainted by violence or even fugitive animosity. Those who are scheming day and night to poison these relations will therefore fail miserably. Any weakness in our bilateral relations will only be attributable to our non-implementation of what we have committed ourselves to do or observe under the Agreement or Memoranda of Understanding we signed today and any others previously concluded. 

 • Your Excellency, I want to assure you that South Sudan will not be used by any force to destabilize this great nation. Your unwavering support to the people and government of South Sudan for the last 4 years in search of peace is something that we all stand to appreciate rather than allowing it to be destroyed. 
 
• As we return to Juba tomorrow with full package and clear timeline on what to do as per our agreements, I want to reiterate that South Sudan is very much determined to execute its part in these Memoranda we have just signed. We pray God Almighty to give you good health to continue to lead Ethiopia efficiently and to wish our brothers and sisters in your great country prosperity, good health and happiness.

 • May you all enjoy your dinner and have a comfortable night.


PETROLEUM MINISTER AMBASSADOR EZEKIEL LOL GATKUOTH CONGRATULATES PRESIDENT KIIR

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Congratulations to His Excellency General Salva Kiir Mayardit the President of the Republic of South Sudan and His Excellency Hailemariam Dessalegn the Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia for the signing of the 8 Agreements and Memoranda. 


The Ethio-South Sudan Friendship Roads are extremely important for the two Sisterly Countries. These are:

 A. Gambella-Pagak-Maiwut-Mathiang-Paloch Road.

 B. Dima-Raad-Boma-Pibor-Bor Road. Also the Supply of Diesel to Ethiopia by South Sudan will seriously boast the economy of Ethiopia and also South Sudan.
 
Congratulations! God Bless South Sudan and Ethiopia.

 Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth
Minister of Petroleum.


SPLM/SPLA (IO) DELEGATION TO ETHIOPIA MEETS THE SPLM/SPLA (IO) CHAIRMAN AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF GENERAL TABAN DENG GAI

 

By SPLM/SPLA (IO) Reporter; The Chairman and Commander in Chief of SPLM/SPLA (IO)/ First Vice President of The Republic of South Sudan in the current Transitional Government of National Unity His Excellency General Taban Deng Gai today February 8th 2017 met the delegation that was dispatched to Ethiopia

The meeting was attended by SPLM/SPLA (IO) Ministers, Governors in the current Transitional Government of National Unity headed by General Taban Deng Gai on behalf of SPLM/SPLA (IO) and His Excellency President Salva Kiir Mayardiit the President of the Republic. The attendees includes Ambassador Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, Minister of Petroleum, Hon.Sophia Pal Gai, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, Hon. Peter Gatkuoth Kor Governor of Latjor State and Hon. Bol Ruach Rom, Governor of Maiwut State.

The Ethiopia delegation that was dispatched and ordered by the Chairman and Commander in Chief SPLM/SPLA (IO) General Taban Deng Gai to brief the South Sudanese Communities in the Ethiopia refugees settlements and urban cities on the current successful Transitional Government of National unity and brief the citizens on the importance and participation of the South Sudanese citizens in supporting peace and joining the National Dialogue declared by the President of the Republic of South Sudan General Salva Kiir Mayardiit on December 14th 2016.br> The delegation includes the following;

1. Brig. gen. Hon. Duer Chuol Kur, Former Commissioner of Ulang county.
2. Brig. Gen. Michael Lual Dak, SPLA (IO)
3. Brig. Gen. Mun Gach Thoch, SPLA (IO)
4. Col. Pal Bidong Nyuoat; Banker
5.Col. Changkuoth Ruon Jal, Former SPLM Secretary for Political Affairs, Nassir County
6. Col. Dobuol Wuor Jal, SPLA (IO)
7. LT. COL. Simon Gatluak Tuor, SPLA (IO)
8. Lt. Col. Buay Kandong Liem, SPLM (IO)
9. Lt. Col. James Hoth Kun Kong, Civil Servant, Ministry of Physical Infrastructure, Former Upper Nile State
10. Lt. Col. Hoth Zuor Bol, Former Head Chief/Fire-Brigade
11. Lt. Col. Mawone Gatluak Rundial, 2nd Lt (Officer) National Security
12. Lt. Col. Gatluak Khor Tut, Police Officer, CID
13. Major Gatwech Wiw Chiom, SPLA (IO)/National Security
14. Major Gatreakluk Thanypiny, SPLA (IO) National Security
15. Capt. Sidad Mabil Chol, SPLA (IO)/Military Intelligent
16. Capt. Bhan Koang Nguot, Finance Officer/National Security <17>. Hon. Mut Chuol Thoa , SPLM (IO)
18. Capt. Thiol Kier Wuol, SPLA (IO)

The meeting was successful and the Chairman and Commander in Chief SPLM/SPLA (IO) congratulated the team for their successive mission and appreciated the positive responses from the citizens of South Sudan residing in different parts of Ethiopia and its refugees Settlements.
br> On the other hand the delegation briefed the Chairman General Taban Deng Gai on their mission, meetings areas visited by the team. The delegation also presented various positive recommendations from the South Sudanese citizens in Ethiopia who saluted the FVP and Chairman of SPLM/SPLA (IO) General Taban Deng Gai and the President of the Republic of South Sudan His. Excellency Salva Kiir Mayardiit on ending the war peacefully and initiating the National Dialogue among the people of South Sudan.