20th July 2019
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IGAD invites President Kiir & Dr Machar for talks

Author: Staff Writer | Published: 3 months ago

Dr Riek and President Kiir meet Ethiopian PM, June 20, 2018 | Credit | SSBC

The IGAD has invited President Salva Kiir and Opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar to meet in Addis Ababa over the formation of the transitional government.

This comes a day after political analyst Dr. James Okuk called on the regional mediation body that brokered the new peace accord to intervene in the controversy over the formation of the interim government.

In accordance with the new peace accord, the peace parties shall form the reconstituted transitional government of national government on the 12th of May – 18 days from now.

However, there has been controversy over this – with Dr. Machar turning down Kiir’s invitation to return to Juba to establish the cabinet.

In the letter, IGAD urges them to attend the May 2-3 talks in Addis Ababa to discuss “the implementation of the peace agreement and the way forward”.

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