The South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Thursday arrived in Uganda for a face to face dialogue with rebel leader Dr. Riek Machar.
Kiir was received at Entebbe International Airport at around midday by the Foreign Affairs Minister, Sam Kutesa; Deputy Chief of Defense Forces, Wilson Mbadi and other senior political and military officials.
His arrival followed that of Sudanese Sovereign Council President, Abdel Fatah Burhan and SPLA in Opposition Chief Dr. Riek Machar earlier on Thursday.
President Yoweri Museveni and Fatah are expected to facilitate the last hour understanding between Kiir and Machar to form the transitional government of national unity. The extended deadline for the formation of transitional government, according to September 2018 peace agreement, is on November 12th 2019.
Parties are however yet to agree on the integration of forces and the number of regional states.
The Kampala closed door trilateral meeting, without arranged media interface after the event, is meant to defuse the current tension before parties proceed to Addis Ababa this weekend to finalize the unity government formation. The September 2018 agreement was guaranteed by the regional body IGAD and the African Union.
Government and the armed opposition are under immense pressure to form unity government and end the 6 years bloody civil war which broke out in December 2013.
The United Nations Security Council sent a delegation that met Kiir and Machar last month in Juba. The mission of the delegation was to secure the formation of unity government by November 12th 2019.
Peace Talks: South Sudan President Salva Kiir, opposition leader Riek Machar are in Uganda for talks on formation of a unity government 🎥 Courtesy
Posted by ChimpReports on Thursday, November 7, 2019