South Sudan Principles meet Sudan Deputy Chairperson of the Sovereign Council
September 3, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan leaders, President Salva Kiir and the First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, held a meeting with the Deputy Chairperson of the Sudan’s Sovereign Council, Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, today in the capital, Juba.
Speaking to media in the South Sudanese capital, Ateny Wek Ateny, the spokesman of president Kiir, said the meeting discussed the progress on the implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreement.
Ateny added that the principles also discussed progress on the Sudanese Peace negotiation that was signed on Monday, August 31, 2020 in Juba by Sudanese stakeholders.
Addressing the media after meeting Kiir and Machar, the Sudanese Deputy Chairperson of the Sudan’s Sovereign Council, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, urged the principles to reach consensus on the remaining protocols of the Revitalized Peace Agreement.
Dagalo commend the South Sudanese leaders for their commitments and efforts to restore peace and stability in their country.
Also in the attendance was Hon. Tut Gatluak Manime, the Presidential Advisor on Security who doubles as the mediator of the Sudanese Peace Talks and the Chairperson of the National Pre-transitional Committee.
Hon. Tut spoke positively on the progress made on peace process in the two countries reiterating that there is a progress on the implementation of the South Sudan peace agreement and also on the Sudanese peace negotiation.
While South Sudan has been in a brutal war for the last seven years and is now trying to return to normalcy, Sudan is transitioning from the old regime of the former dictator, President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir to a new leadership under the Sovereign Council.
South Sudan signed the revitalized peace agreement in Khartoum and Addis Ababa two years ago on a three-year term; however, the parties are yet to implement any major protocol of that agreement.