South Sudan

Machar In Addis Ababa For Talks With Kiir

prescription geneva; color: #333333;”>Earlier IGAD Special Envoys to the South Sudan Mediation Process announced that Kiir and Machar would meet in Addis Ababa tomorrow Friday, prostate May 9, pilule 2014, in accordance with the invitation extended by H.E Hailemariam Dessalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and current Chairperson of the IGAD Assembly.

The Special Envoys said the critical meeting would help end the violence and killings in South Sudan and provide the necessary impetus to the ongoing IGAD-led Mediation Process towards an inclusive and lasting political solution to the crisis.

With regard to the ongoing negotiations in Addis Ababa, the Special Envoys note encouraging developments as the Parties have agreed to immediately begin tackling substantive issues that address the root causes of the crisis. These include the implementation of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement and Permanent Ceasefire; Transitional Governance and Interim Arrangements, and a Permanent Constitution.”

As per available information, Machar is already in Ethiopia and will meet Kiir tomorrow in the capital Addis Ababa for face to face talks.

Meanwhile, Kiir says that the priority of the government is to stop “this unnecessary war so that the people can return to their homes”.


In a meeting with UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, early in the week, Kiir revealed that he was ready to meet with Machar and put an end to bloodshed.

“With our friends and the international community, we will work together to remove any obstacle to end this conflict,” he said in a social media message.

“Our delegation at the peace talks has been given full mandate to negotiate in good faith so that they come with peace.”

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