South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar will once again hold one-on-one talks Monday in Sudanese capital Khartoum, official said.
A spokesperson for Machar’s SPLM-IO party, Puok Both Baluang confirmed on Sunday that he has already arrived in Khartoum for the talks.
Sudan Foreign minister Aldirdiri Mohammed Ahmed disclosed that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and the Inter-Governmental Authority for Development taskforce for the South Sudan peace negotiations would attend the meeting.
“In it’s last meeting in Addis Ababa, Igad decided to hold this meeting in Khartoum and also decided that Dr Machar can stay wherever he wants, except in the countries neighbouring South Sudan,” he stated.
Representatives South Sudan benefactors; the US, the UK and Norway, also known as the Troika would also participate in the Khartoum talks, Ahmed said.
Other South Sudan political parties and peace stakeholders were also expected to take part in the talks. Ahmed said further that Machar was not under house arrest in South Africa, where he fled to last year.
Source: East Africa Daily and Agencies