South Sudan Mission in Europe fires at EU foreign policy chief’s “for unity” of Sudan comment

Dr. Francis G. Nazario is the head of GoSS Mission to Belgium and EU. Photo by GoSS Mission-Brussels website
(Brussels NSV) - The Liaison Office of the Government of South Sudan to Belgium and the European Union has issued a statement in reaction to the remarks made by EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana on Wednesday while in Cairo.   

"It is very important to have that country united," Solana told reporters in Cairo where he held talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Arab League chief Amr Mussa, referring to Sudan.

"I do look at the map, I do look at the distribution of resources, I do look at the situation... I am for the unity of the country," he declared.

On Thursday the Liaison Office of the Government of South Sudan to Belgium and the European Union responded, urging for implementation of the CPA, which also called for a referendum to be held in 2011 where southerners can choose separation or unity.

“Having helped sponsor the peace process and witnessed the signing of the CPA in January 2005, the EU and the High Representative for the CFSP cannot afford to endorse the non-implementation of any articles of the agreement that has brought an end to the decades of destruction and war between the parties,” the GoSS office in Brussels said in a press release on Thursday.

“Instead of telling the world that Sudan should be united, we believe, the EU High Representative for the CFSP should be urging the parties – the National Congress Party and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement to fully abide by the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and implement all the remaining articles, including those on the right to self-determination for the people of South Sudan.”

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