President of the Republic Omer Albashir has sent a written message to the President of the Republic of South Africa Jacob Zuma, on the developments in the relations between Sudan and South Sudan, demanding assistance of South Africa in completion of the Comprehension Peace Agreement's (CPA) implementation. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and personal envoy of the President of the Republic Ali Karti has handed over the message to the President Zuma Monday when he met him in the Capital of South Africa, Pretoria. Karti gave detailed briefing on the recent developments which ended up with invasion of South Sudan to Heglig area and its threats to destroy the oil infrastructure and facilities there. He also briefed President Zuma on the situation in South Kordofan and the Blue Nile States.
Karti has acquainted the President of South Africa with the developments of security file between Sudan and South Sudan, referring to disrespect of the government of South Sudan to the implementation of the understandings and arrangements on the disengagement of the Ninth and Tenth divisions of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) in accordance with what was provided in the Agreement of Security Arrangements on the two areas.
Karti called on the African leaders to exercise pressures on the South Sudan to withdraw its troops immediately, and without conditions and without damaging the oil infrastructures in the area.
Meanwhile, President Zuma said that his country was a friend to each of Sudan and South Sudan, referring to the visit he paid to Khartoum before one day from the official declaration of the secession of South Sudan. The President of South Africa said that he would contact the African Union (AU) and the African leaders for consultation on what could be made to ease the tension and to solve all the pending issues, pointing out that he will make contacts with both President Albashir and President Kiir to urge them not to escalate the situation and to acquaint them with the outcome of his contacts with the AU and African leaders.