Clarification: President Kiir is not Regretting the Independence of South Sudan

Posted: November 3, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël in History, Junub Sudan, Press Release

“The fact that South Sudan broke away from Sudan was not really the most choice of everybody, but when the majority decide in a democratic situation, people have to go with it.” President Kiir said in Khartoum, Sudan on November 1, during a press statement with President Bashir

03 November 2017 PRESS RELEASE: Clarification on Comments made by H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit during his recent visit to Khartoum, Sudan.

Bashir welcomes Kiir in khartoum

Bashir welcomes Kiir in Khartoum

November 3, 2017 (SSB) — First and foremost, the President did not regret the secession of South Sudan from the Republic of Sudan. However, the comments that the President made were taken out of context. What President Kiir said was in line with the mutual notion of ‘one people living in two independent sovereign states”.

In other words, the President meant the peoples of the Sudan have always been one, and because of the political and socio-economic injustices that led into two devastating civil wars against marginalization, the people of the then Southern Sudan were eventually given the right to self-determination– of which they (including the President), proudly voted for.

President Kiir has championed the right of the people of South Sudan to Self-determination and proudly became the first ever South Sudanese to be President of an independent nation-state. To be misquoted to have said that he regrets the choice made by the people of South Sudan to secede from Sudan, was a desperate attempt by his critics to cloud his good intentions.

The Office of Press Secretary in the Office of the President would like to make it categorically clear that, the President of the Republic of South Sudan H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit has never said anything that intends to play down the hard-won sovereignty of South Sudan.

The background of President Salva Kiir Mayardit as a veteran of two wars; as a young man in 1955-1972 civil war, and later as a high ranking commander between 1983-2005 speaks volumes about his resilience and nationalism.

And as the First President of the Republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit is a proud of South Sudan being a sovereign state and his visit to Khartoum for bilateral talks cannot change his vast legacy negatively.

The end.

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Comments
  1. Peter Athiu says:

    No regret for the Independence of South Sudan, but we regret the current state of affairs in the country.

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