SOUTH SUDANESE PRESIDENT ARRIVES IN KHARTOUM FOR OFFICIAL VISIT

KHARTOUM, Sudan, South Sudan President, Salva Kiir Mayardit, on Friday, arrived in Khartoum for an official visit to Sudan.

“At the invitation of President Omar al-Bashir, South Sudan President, Salva Kiir Mayardit, just arrived in Khartoum,” Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed, Sudan’s foreign minister, told reporters, at the airport. Al-Bashir and Mayardit are expected to hold talks on bilateral relations, at the presidential palace later, he noted.

He further said that, “the visit tends to celebrate today, the South Sudan’s Revitalised Peace Agreement, and honour President Salva Kiir and the opposition leader, Riek Machar, where they have offered sacrifices that made the realisation of peace in southern Sudan possible.”

The Sudanese minister further noted that, during the visit, there would be a meeting between President Mayardit and opposition leader, Machar, in addition to meetings with other South Sudanese parties.

On Sept 13, South Sudan’s conflicting parties signed the final peace deal, in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, in the presence of heads of state and government, of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development in Africa (IGAD).

The deal was reached through talks, brokered in Khartoum by the Sudanese government, with a mandate by IGAD. The final deal includes, the Khartoum peace agreement on South Sudan, which was signed last Jun 27, and the agreement on power-sharing and security arrangements, which was signed last Aug 5.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK