Machar to meet Ethiopian Premier ahead of IGAD summit
September 11th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s First Vice President designate and SPLM-IO Chairman Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon will today meet the Ethiopian Prime Minister and IGAD Chairman Dr. Abiy Ahmed ahead of the IGAD summit of the heads of states and government.
South Sudan’s prominent opposition and SPLM-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny is in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa in preparation to sign a peace agreement with the South Sudan’s government.
IGAD Council of ministers is meeting this morning in the Ethiopian capital Addis Agana and are discussing regional issues with the South Sudan conflict high on the council’s timetable.
In a short statement to the Nyamilepedia on Tuesday, a senior SPLM-IO official told the Nyamilepedia from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa that Machar will meet this evening with the Ethiopian premier Dr. Abiy Ahmed in a preparatory meeting.
“First of all, Machar will meet the Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed. This will be a preparatory meeting after which there would be consideration for signing the peace deal,” the official said with naming himself.
Another source told the Nyamilepedia that Machar will discuss with the Ethiopian Premier the four pending issues raised by the SPLM-IO during Khartoum talks.