Editorial

Sudan and South Sudan bilateral relations

Anna Nimiriano Editor in Chief Juba Monitor

Sudan and South Sudan bilateral relations are different from other countries due to the reason that they had been a united country before South Sudan had its Independence in 2011. On the other hand, they are still brothers and sisters, have common things to share, whether it is social, economic and political. During those years, the two countries had inter-marriage relationships, that is to say blood relationships among them.

In line to the above mentioned reasons, there were several South Sudanese who remained in Khartoum before and after the Independence. Currently, they are refugees in Sudan; simple remembering the good days they had together when they were still united country. The delegation came to South Sudan to discuss issues pertaining peace in the countries. The two countries have been in conflicts because of political matters, both of them have taken initiative of ending the differences they have as countries.

However, President Salva Kiir Mayardit took a concern to mediate peace talks in Khartoum, because of the relationships the two countries had. It was not easy to separate during that time, now everything is clear, the only  problems is for an individual country to apply good policies that could bring total peace in the two countries and unite its citizens. In terms of development, Sudan is advanced although it has conflict some months ago. Leaders of these countries should pay first interest for their citizens. All those countries are suffering because of the type of leaderships. A country that has good leadership should not allow its people to suffer.

It could find ways of stopping conflicts in the country, and not continuing putting civilians in difficult conditions, which could cause people run from place to another.

When South Sudan plunged into conflict in 2013 and 2016, some citizens ran to Sudan and become refugees. Last year when Sudan citizens contested for the change of the leadership in the country, many citizens came to South Sudan as refugees too. It was a bad situation by that time. It was like there had been bad living for citizens in those countries.

The peace talks that is going on is expected to end with good result, so that those refugees come back home for progress.

May God bless us all.

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