Sept 12, 2015(Nyamilepedia) —- South Sudan’s former Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, will lead a high-level delegation to attend the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
According to Dr. Machar’s Press secretary, James Gatdet Dak, the top leadership of SPLM/SPLA has been officially invited by the UN Secretary General, His Excellency Ban Ki Moon.
“SPLM/SPLA Chairman and Commander-in-Chief, Comrade Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, will lead a delegation to New York for a high-level meeting on South Sudan.” James Gatdet Dak said.
According to a statement extended to Nyamilepedia Press, the meeting will be held at the level of Heads of State and Government with aims to galvanize international support for the implementation of the Peace Agreement signed in August by the parties to the 20-month long conflict.
The South Sudanese delegations are expected to address and pledge their commitments to implement the Compromise Peace Agreement as prescribes in the IGAD-Plus document signed by Dr. Machar and other stakeholders on August 17th, and by Salva Kiir on August 26th, 2015.
Dr. Machar, who attended the 25th Extraordinary Summit of the African Heads of States and Governments in June this year, was recently nominated by the leadership of the armed Opposition, SPLM/SPLA, for the position of the First Vice President, Chairman and Commander-in-chief of SPLM/SPLA.
While Dr. Machar and SPLM/SPLA[IO] leaders are continuing their consultations in Pagak, South Sudan, the two South Sudanese delegations are expected to arrive in New York before Sept 29th, 2015.