South Sudan welcomes effort by parties on peace implementation as Kiir, Machar meets in Juba

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit, right, meeting SPLM-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny ink Juba for the face-to-face meeting (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

September 9th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan government has welcomed efforts by parties to the revitalized peace agreement as President Salva Kiir Mayardit and main armed opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar meets in Juba.

Machar who was accompanied by the deputy chairperson of Sudan’s Sovereignty Council General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo/Hemeti arrived in Jub yesterday for a face-to-face meeting with Kiir over the stalled peace implementation.

In a statement, the ministry of foreign affairs welcomed the efforts by Kiir and other peace partners saying the Juba meeting between Kiir and Machar is a major step towards the formation of the revitalized peace agreement.

“The MFA&IC [Ministry of Foteign Affairs and International Cooperation] would like to inform that the official meeting between the Sovereign Council of Sudan and the opposition groups is currently taking place in Juba, and the arrival of Dr. Riek Machar to Juba is a major step towards the realization of peace and stability in the two sisterly countries,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.

“These current developments are geared toward efforts of the H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit and the parties to the Revitalized ARCSS, and to ensure that the deadline for the formation of R TGONU is met as stipulated in the IGAD Council of Ministers communique of 8th May 2019 in Juba, for the extension of the Pre-Transitional Period for six months,” the statement added.


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