Khartoum talks on pending issues progressing well: official

South Sudan information minister and government spokesman Michael Makuei Lueth (Photo: file)

South Sudan information minister and government spokesman Michael Makuei Lueth (Photo: file)

August 15th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan talks on pending issues in the Sudanese capital Khartoum are progressing well and parties are expected to reach a deal late today, a senior government official told the Nyamilepedia.

Early this month, the South Sudan government, the SPLM-IO led by the country’s former First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon along with other armed and non-armed opposition groups signed a peace deal in the Sudanese capital Khartoum leaving some of the most important issues bracketed for further discussion.

Speaking to the state-ran South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC), South Sudan’s Information Minister and government spokesman Michael Makuei Lueth said the parties have made a significant progress on the pending issues.

“We have made a good progress and there is likelihood of us concluding all these on Wednesday. Together with the conclusion of these, definitely the draft agreement will be out for consideration by the parties, at the same time, the implementation matrix will also be out for consideration,” Makuei said.

He said the government delegations and those of the opposition met with the secretariat and discussed the pending issues issues which include the composition of the judiciary review commission, the composition of the constitutional amendment committee and the five ministries which were added plus Article 4 of the agreement plus the competencies of the president, the first vice president and the vice presidents.