Kiir reassures Al-Bashir of support following violent protests – SUNA
January 4th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan President, Salva Kiir Mayardiit, has reassured the Sudanese President, Field Marshal Omar Hassan Ahmed Al-Bashir, of his support in a letter delivered to him on Thursday.
The message from Al-Bashir’s South Sudanese counterpart which was delivered by Kiir’s Advisor on Security, Tut Kew Gatluak, came few days after the Sudan was hit by violent protests calling for end of Al-Bashir’s almost 30-year old rule.
“President Omar al-Bashir received a letter from South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit on the bilateral relations and means of boosting them and reassuring the situation in the country after the recent events,” Sudan’s official news agency, SUNA said in a report.
According to the SUNA, Tut Kew Gatluak who delivered the message to Al-Bashir said the government and the people of South Sudan stands with the Sudan in light of the previous crisis.
“The leadership and the people of South Sudan stands with Sudan in the face of these challenges,” Tut was quoted by SUNA saying.
Gatluak further expressed his gratitude to the Sudanese President Al-Bashir for the great positions he took toward South Sudan such as his recognition of the Republic of South Sudan as an independent country in 2011 and his effort to negotiate peace between South Sudan’s warring parties last year.
Gatluak further pointed out that the resumption of the oil production in South Sudan will contribute to the development and strengthening of the economies of the two countries.