KHARTOUM TO HOST SIGNING OF SOUTH SUDAN PEACE AGREEMENT

LUSAKA, Sudanese Vice-President Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman has announced that Khartoum will host next week the signing ceremony of the agreement on power-sharing by the rival factions of South Sudan in the presence of the leaders of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the eight-nation Horn of Africa bloc which has been at the forefront of efforts to end the civil war in South Sudan.

Addressing the 20th Summit of the Common Market of East and Southern Africa (Comesa) here Thursday, Hassabo referred to the efforts exerted by Sudanese President Omer Al-Bashir in bringing together the disputing South Sudan parties to realize reconciliation and peace in that country.

He added that the rival South Sudanese parties had initialed agreements on a ceasefire and on post-ceasefire security arrangements and that the formal agreements would be signed next Thursday.

Hassabo also announced that Sudan would host the next Summit of COMESA.

Hassabo, who stressed the importance of relying on dialogue as the best means to end violence and war and to resolve differences, voiced appreciation for the efforts of Ethiopia and Eritrea to end their dispute.

Source: Nam News Network