BREAKING: Kiir-Machar meeting kicks off in Kampala

face-to-face meeting kicks off in Kampala (File photo)

face-to-face meeting kicks off in Kampala (File photo)

July 7th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – The third round of the face-to-face meeting between South Sudan’s President, Salva Kiir, and the country’s prominent opposition and SPLM-IO leader, Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, has just started in the Ugandan capital Kampala under the auspices of the Ugandan leader President Yoweri Museveni in presence of the Sudanese President Field Marshal Omar Hassan Ahmed Al-Bashir.

Sources at the talks told the Nyamilepedia moments ago that the two leaders are meeting and has started deliberation on the contentious issues ranging from the governance and the number of states in the country during the transitional period.

Last month, prominent rival South Sudanese leaders, Salva Kiir and  Dr. Riek Machar met in Khartoum after a prior Addis Ababa meeting and signed the Khartoum Declaration of Agreement in which the two agreed to work together for the third time as the President and the First Vice-President respectively.

Sudanese mediation under the auspices of the Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir unveiled last week a peace plan for the South Sudanese parties negotiating peace agreement in the Sudanese capital Khartoum.

the peace agreement proposed that the country be administered on the basis of 21 colonial districts as the temporal South Sudan states until a proposed border commission address the issue of the states.

Other South Sudan opposition leaders, Gabriel Changson Lew, the leader of the South Sudan opposition Alliance and Deng Alor Kuol of the SPLM Former Detainees among others are also attending the talks.

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