South Sudan minister urges Kiir to suspend talks
July 18th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – A South Sudanese minister has wrote to the South Sudanese president Salva Kiir urging him to suspend talks with opposition after the Sudanese mediation unveiled a new power sharing deal to parties on Monday.
“This proposal is ominous in a sense that it tries to sow seeds of division in the country and tries to fuel the conflict further,” the minister said in the memo.
“This proposal should be rejected, and talks suspended immediately until a new mediator is found. What is more is that this proposal smells like it was written post-arms embargo and seems to see government as vulnerable to take anything it presented to it,” the internal memo said.
“The government should suspend all negotiations both in response to the arms embargo and this proposal. The government should further outline parameters within which the next rounds of talks would be bound,” the minister further said in the memo.