VP Nyandeng, Kenyan envoy discuss peace implementation

South Sudan’s Vice President and chair of the Gender and Youth Cluster, Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior and Kenya’s special envoy to South Sudan, Kalonzo Musyoka on Wednesday discussed the progress made in the implementation of the September 2018 peace deal.

The meeting was held at Nyandeng’s office in the country’s capital, Juba.

The former Kenyan Vice President was in the young nation to engage the leadership as a demonstration of his country’s commitment to help leaders of parties to the peace agreement in South Sudan implement the accord.

“As part of our engagements on the on-going peace process, I met with and held productive talks with the First Vice President and Fourth Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan, H.E. Dr. Riek Machar and H.E. Rebecca Garang in Juba today [Wednesday]. We are all determined to secure the peace and prosperity of South Sudan for today and the future”, said Musyoka.

Political analysts have commended the Kenyan envoy’s role in mediating peace process, citing his approach in engaging South Sudanese leaders.

In 2019, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed Wiper Democratic Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka the country’s special envoy to South Sudan.

Musyoka, Kenya’s Foreign Affairs ministry then noted in a statement, was expected to steer the country’s pursuit of lasting peace and security in South Sudan “through the acceleration of the implementation of the Revitalized-Agreement on Conflict Resolution in South Sudan (R-ARCSS), in particular.”

Source: Sudan Tribune