Juba — The President of the Republic H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit on Monday 15th, October, 2012 opened the third session of the National Legislative Assembly for the year 2012.
In his key remarks during the opening ceremony, President Kiir called on the assembly to ratify the cooperation agreement of nine protocols, which was signed recently between the Republic of South Sudan and the Republic of Sudan in Addis Ababa, for improvement of economic situation and peaceful settlement of the two nations. President Kiir called on the people of South Sudan not to panic from four freedoms and cross border economic activities. Pointing out that Mile 14 belongs to Malual Dinka and the area has special temporary security arrangement in the agreement, to be demilitarized no SAF and SPLA forces are needed in the area.
H.E Kiir said "No any piece of land in South Sudan will be given to Sudan by him or by the negotiators". President Kiir said he respects freedom of expression on any issue, but he added the small groups trying to incite people against the government should know what they are doing is for the interest of the nation. Father of the new nation told the August House that border should not be decided by force or propaganda, and South Sudan has not relinquished its claim on Pan Thou and the rest areas of South Sudan territories of 1956. President Kiir announced that oil production will resume soon and that the minister of petroleum visited oil fields to make necessary assessments.