Machar to meet Ethiopian Premier ahead of IGAD summit

South Sudan’s First Vice President Designate as he arrives in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa (File photo)

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.

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  • Stephen Dak

    Thanks you so much dear IGAD leaders particularly Dr. Abiy, for your leadership that make the South Sudan issue the first priority. You have the similar situation to be dealing with between you and Eritrea but you choose to put much time on South Sudan matter because you are also the chair of IGAD countries. For that leadership of yours I am thankful and grateful about it. Though South Sudan could have people behind it who could solve the problem yet some of them their time is not yet arrive as everything work according to God arrangement. I can see these two countries are working closely to each other and that is a good thing leading to future reference which have been announced by the prophets concerning this one who will make it one unit. On his lead that is fast approaching. It got into my attention that this country according to God ‘s message is second to my land of birth which all in turn are both second all together to where my ancestor came. It is not only that I will have tremendous support from you but you will gain spiritual insight from me also as my own will.

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