Kiir-Machar face-to-face meeting expected later today

Kiir, Machar meeting in J1 (Photo: /Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

Kiir, Machar meeting in J1 (Photo: /Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

December 11th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – The face-to-face meeting between South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit and main armed opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny is expected later today, a senior opposition official said this morning.

Machar arrived in Juba on Tuesday along with deputy chairman of Sudan’s Sovereignty Council Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Daglo better known as Hemeti for talks on pending issues with President Salva Kiir.

Speaking to Nyamilepedia this morning, SPLM-IO director of information and public relations, Puok Both Baluang, said Machar attended the opening session of the Sudanese peace talks upon arrival from Khartoum.

“He attended the opening session of the 3rd round of the Sudanese peace talks where he was invited” Baluang said.

“The meeting between the two principals, (President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar) will take place later this afternoon,” he added.

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