August 7th, 2018(Nyamilepedia) — The Eastern Africa regional bloc, the Intergovernmental Authority for Development(IGAD), is impressed by the Sudanese style of mediation and bestows its trust on Sudan’s President, Hassan Omar Al Bashir, to continue mediating the South Sudan peace talk in Khartoum, Sudan.
According to the latest IGAD Communique, released yesterday, the IGAD leaders hails the progress made so far that has resulted into signing of the agreement on outstanding issues of governance and security arrangemenet between President Kiir, his rival, Dr. Riek Machar and other parties.
“The IGAD leaders hailed the progress achieved by H.E. President Al Bashir on the issues referred to him by the IGAD Summit of the 32nd Extra-Ordinary Assembly of IGAD Heads of State and Government held on 21 June 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia that requested President Al Bashir to facilitate a second round of face-to-face talks between President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Dr Riek Machar, including other South Sudanese parties and representatives of Civil Society, Faith Based leaders, Youth, Women and Business Communities to resolve the outstanding issues.” Reads part of IGAD Communique
The IGAD leaders resolved that President Al Bashir shall continue to facilitate the talks in Khartoum adding that Sudan shall maintain the spirit of inclusivity and commendable vigor until the Revitalized ARCSS is finally signed.
“Cognisant of the momentum created so far, the IGAD leaders resolved that after the signing of the Agreement on Outstanding Issues on Governance and Security Arrangements today, President Omar Hassan Al Bashir shall continue facilitating the talks with the same spirit of inclusivity and commendable vigor until the Revitalized ARCSS is finally signed.” Read part of the report.
IGAD calls on the Republic of Kenya to instead send a team of experts to Khartoum, Sudan, to support the finalization of the revitalization process that is making progress in Sudan.
“In this regard, it was agreed that H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta supports the next phase by deploying a team of experts to support the finalization of the process.” IGAD heads of states said.