Al-Bashir, Museveni agrees to conduct follow up meeting on South Sudan peace deal

Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir meeting his Ugandan counterpart in Addis Ababa (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

February 10th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – The Sudanese President, Omar Hassan Ahmed Al-Bashir and his Ugandan counterpart, Yoweri Museveni, have agreed to conduct a follow up meeting on South Sudan peace agreement.

South Sudan government and opposition groups signed a revitalized peace deal in Addis Ababa last September to end the ongoing five-year old conflict.

The signing followed talks in the Sudanese capital Khartoum under the auspices of President Al-Bashir as well as a meeting in the Ugandan city of Entebe.

The two leaders met on Saturday on the sideline of the 32nd extraordinary African Union Summit at Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa.

According to the Sudanese Foreign Minister,  Al-Dirdiri Mohamed, the meeting will be conducted in the capital Juba to assess the level of implementation of the South Sudan’s agreement with the date to be determined later.

The top Sudanese diplomat who was the chief mediator during the talks in Khartoum said the meeting will be aiming at “assessing the level of implementation of the agreement and what has been achieved so far and to discuss ways to enhance stability in South Sudan.”

He further added that the two leaders discussed the possibility of entering into a “joint integration project on how to develop the river Nile transport between Sudan,  South Sudan and Uganda” pointing out that this project will be discussed extensively in a “soon-to-be meeting.”