Sudan Ambassador asks UN to direct South Sudan to disengage itself from SPLM-N

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September 15, 2012

Khartoum

Dafallah Al Haj Ali, Sudan Ambassador to the United Nations, at his meeting with the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is reported to have asked the UN to send a strong message to South Sudan directing it to disengage itself from the SPLM-N.

Media reports say that Haj Ali has told that breakthroughs are achieved on economic and commercial relations and on the relations between the two central banks, pensions and non-oil arrears.

Speaking about SPLM-N, he said that the Sudanese Government will not engage in direct talks with the Northern Sector until it militarily and politically disengages itself from South Sudan.

Speaking about the delay in delivery of humanitarian aid to the needy in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states, the ambassador said that the Sudan Government is commitment to the memo of understanding signed with the partners on 5th August in Addis Ababa. The ambassador said that the delay in implementation was because of the absence of the partners' representatives from three meetings called by Sudanese authorities.

The ambassador highlighted the importance of the formation of a buffer zone which will build confidence between the countries and assist in the disengagement between South Sudan and SPLM-N.

President Al Bashir and President Kiir would be meeting at a summit on September 21, 2012, for which he is looking forward to.

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