Sudanese oppositions meet South Sudan’s First Vice President to seek advice on how to unite their ranks
August 5, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — A delegation of the Sudanese opposition groups, which are stakeholders in the Sudanese peace talks in Juba, met the South Sudan’s First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, to seek how to consolidate their ranks and files.
According to Machar’s press secretary, James Gatdet Dak, the Sudanese opposition factions came to Dr. Machar to seek his advice on how to move forward in unity as they negotiate with the government.
“The Sudanese delegation to the peace talks here in Juba came to brief his excellency the First Vice President on the progress they are making in negotiation with the Sudanese government” James Gatdet Dak said
Gatdet further reiterates how the Sudanese oppositions seek Machar’s advice on how to unite their ranks, something Machar himself has failed to achieve among the South Sudanese oppositions.
“They also presented some challenges which they wanted some advices on from his excellency so that they can go ahead as united body, so that they harmonize their positions with the Sudanese government” Dak continued.
The two sisterly countries are entangled mediating peace for one another.
While South Sudan has been mediating peace between the government of Sudan and its rebel groups in order to end the long running conflict in the neighbouring Sudan, Sudan and Uganda are co-peace guarantors for South Sudan’s Revitalized Peace agreement that is hardly moving.
The First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, is the main peace partner and the leader of the main armed opposition SPLM/A-IO.
Since his return to Juba in February this year, Machar has laid a low profile as he tries to rebuild trust and confidence in working with president Salva Kiir.
While Kiir has an upper hand on South Sudanese peace implementation, which he holds dear to his chest, he also holds the key to the Sudanese peace mediation that is mediated by his junior former NCP officials.
The South Sudanese peace implementation is approaching the end of its second year with very little implemented leaving doubts on whether the parties will implement the Revitalized Peace agreement before the end of the agreed 36-month timeline or not.