Preparations under way for Kiir, Bashir meeting in Juba – official

South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir, meeting Sudanese President, Omar Al-Bashir, in Juba (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

April 2nd 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – Preparations are under way for a soon-to-be meeting between South Sudan President, Salva Kiir Mayardiit, and his Sudanese counterparts, Omar Hassan Ahmed Al-Bashir, in Juba, accordng to a senior South Sudan government official.

Presidential Advisor on Security, Tutkew Gatluak, who met President Al-Bashir on Saturday in the Sudanese capital Khartoum said preparations for a meeting in Juba between President Kiir and his Sudanese counterparts Omar Al-Bashir are underway.

“We are making these preparations between President Salva Kiir Mayardiit and his brother Omar Al-Bashir, President of the Republic of the Sudan. This meeting will take place soon in South Sudan in Juba,” he told reporters during statements to the press after meeting Al-Bashir. 

He reiterated the support of the government and people South Sudan for President Al Bashir who is fighting “against conspiracies and foreign intervention.”