28 January 2013

South Sudan: H.E Kiir Meets Nigerian President and U.S. Special Envoy

Addis Ababa — The President of the Republic H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit on Saturday 26 January 2013 met the President of Nigeria H.E Goodluck Jonathan on on the margins of the African Union summit in Addis Ababa.

The two Presidents during the meeting discussed ways of strengthening bilateral ties between the two countries, besides issues of mutual interest taking place around the African regions. H.E Kiir also briefed President Jonathan on the political situation in the newborn state of South Sudan. The Nigerian President assured President Kiir of his country's supports to the new nation so that it comes out of all the challenges of nation building.

In another event President Kiir also met the US special envoy to South Sudan and Sudan Mr. Layman Princeston. The meeting discussed results of the African Union Peace and Security Council meeting held on Friday 25 January 2013.

Shortly after the meeting Mr. Princeton said the US remains deeply concerned about the delay of the implementation of the cooperation agreement signed on 27 September 2012, which should be implemented unconditionally.

The US special envoy said the US will continue to discuss with Khartoum why it refuses to implement the agreement. He also said that UN Security Council should be contacted on how they can help or provide support that can lead to the implementation of the agreements signed.

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