SUDAN ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT REACHED BETWEEN SOUTH SUDAN’S WARRING SIDES

KHARTOUM, the opposing sides in the protracted South Sudan conflict have reached an agreement on the security arrangements in their country during the current negotiations in Khartoum.

The negotiations were held under patronage of the Sudanese President as part of the efforts of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an eight-nation Horn of Africa bloc, which is spearheading efforts for realizing peace in South Sudan.

The Spokeperson of the Sudanese Armed Forces, Brigadier Dr. Ahmed Khalifa Al-Shami, announced that the opposing leaders from South Sudan — President Salva Kiir and his former vice-president turned opposition leader Riek Machar — had reached agreement on the security arrangements.

He added that the draft agreement had been finalized and would be signed at a ceremony to be attended by President Al-Basher at a time to be set later.

He said the negotiating parties achieved full agreement on the issues included in the agreement on security arrangements, adding that a positive spirit prevailed during the negotiations.

Source: Nam News Network