September 7, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan’s incumbent, President Salva Kiir, met Shamsaddin al-Kabashi, a member of Sudan’s Sovereign Council today in the capital, Juba.
Speaking to media, South Sudan President’s spokesman, Ateny Wek Ateny, said the two leaders discussed the progress made on the Sudanese peace talks that are being mediated by the troubled South Sudanese leaders.
“President Salva Kiir met with a member of the Sudan’s Sovereign Council, Shamsaddin al-Kabashi at the State House on Monday. They discussed the process of the Sudanese Peace Talks in Juba.” Ateny Wek said.
In his statement to the media after the meeting, the Chairperson of the mediation Committee for Sudanese Peace Talks, Tut Gatluak said that they briefed the president on the ongoing process of the negotiations.
Tut Gatluak added that Sudanese parties to the ongoing Juba mediated peace agreement will sign a final deal on 2nd of October 2020 in Juba, South Sudan.
Ateny added that Shamsadin commended President Salva Kiir for his continuous efforts in mediating the Sudanese parties.
“Shamsaddin al-Kabashi commended President Salva Kiir for his continuous efforts to ensure that Sudan attains a sustainable peace agreement.” Ateny added.
While making progress on mediating the Sudanese peace talks, the South Sudanese leaders are being blamed by the International Community and TROIKA for failing to implement their own peace accord.
“There should be a revitalized parliament in place, appointments of all the political appointees, we still haven’t had the graduation of any of the necessary unified forces who have been in training since March,” Amb. Christ Trott said three days ago.
The Sudanese have made progress in their negotiations leading to signing of a Joint Agreement and Declaration of Principles, and if the political will is maintained the Sudanese could restore hopes especially in Darfur, Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan that have been in conflict for decades.