SUDANESE MEDIATION TEAM SAYS INTERIM SOUTH SUDAN PEACE DEAL TO BE SIGNED THURSDAY

KHARTOUM, The Sudanese mediation team to resolve the South Sudan conflict says the rival groups have agreed a peace deal on the issue of government and power-sharing during the interim period, and that deal would be initialed Thursday while the final agreement will be signed on Thursday next week in the presence of heads of state and and government representatives of regional and international organizations who will be invited for the event.

In a statement it issued here Tuesday, the Sudanese Ministry for Foreign Affairs expressed hope that the deal would bringing peace and stability in South Sudan.

It said that after submitting a text on the power-sharing and shape of government to the negotiating parties on Monday and after receiving no disagreement on the issues, the mediators considered the sides have agreed on the issue.

It said the parties were asked to voice their disagreement if any, and since there was no reaction of refusal or rejection from any party, it announced at the talks the consent of all parties to the deal.

It said the mediation had received comments on improvements to the text language only which would be included and the final text would be handed to the parties on Wednesday.

The ministry said it was agreed that the agreement would be initialed first while the final signing ceremony would take place on Thursday next week in the presence of heads of state and government within the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) who would be invited by Sudan’s president to witness the event in Khartoum.

Source: Nam News Network