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Machar leaves Khartoum for Addis Ababa

SPLM-IO leader and First Vice-President designate Dr. Riek Machar Teny (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

November 8th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s main armed opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar has left Khartoum this evening for Addis Ababa where he would participate in the meeting of the parties to the revitalized peace agreement set for Saturday, his official said.

The meeting will deliberate on the latest extension of the pre-transitional period in which the parties have now three months and ten days to form a unity government.

Yesterday, Machar and Kiir who were meeting in Entebbe agreed to extend the pre-transitional period for 100 days after guarantors said no progress had been achieved during the last one-year of the peace implementation.

“The SPLM/SPLA (IO) would like to inform members and the public at large that, the Chairman and Commander in Chief of the People’s Movement SPLM/SPLA (IO), H.E. Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon and his accompanying delegation left Khartoum for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this evening at about 6:00 PM, to attend IGAD consultation meeting of the leadership of the parties to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS), that is scheduled to take place tomorrow November 9, 2019,” a statement by the SPLM-IO director if information and public relations Puok Both Baluang partly read.

Baluang said the meeting would be aiming “at evaluating and assessing the status of implementation of the R-ARCSS, and chart away forward with regard to outstanding critical pre-transitional tasks.”

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