SUDANESE F.M. BRIEFS KENYAN PRESIDENT ON PROGRESS TO END SOUTH SUDAN CONFLICT

MOMBASA, KENYA– Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been briefed on progress made so far to restore peace and stability in South Sudan under the recently signed Khartoum Peace Agreement by Sudanese Foreign Minister Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed, who came to Nairobi Wednesday for this purpose.

The visit by the Sudanese Foreign Minister is in line with the mandate of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Summit of June 21, 2018, which tasked Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir to host the second round of face-to-face negotiations between South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and his former First Vice-President turned opposition leader Dr Riek Machar in Khartoum.

The Sudanese Foreign Minister updated President Kenyatta on agreements reached in respect to security arrangements and governance chapters of the 2016 Agreement on Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS).

During the meeting, President Kenyatta confirmed his participation in the next IGAD Summit during which the two South Sudan leaders are expected to sign the agreements as well as chart the next steps in their country’s peace process.

As part of the IGAD-led comprehensive peace process, President Kenyatta is expected to convene the third session of the face-to-face meetings and negotiations between President Kiir and Dr. Machar during which the implementation mechanisms of the peace accord are expected to be agreed upon.

President Kenyatta commended Sudan for the progress made and re-affirmed Kenya’s commitment to the restoration of peace, security and stability in South Sudan.

Present during the meeting at State House Mombasa was Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary (Minister), Dr. Monica Juma.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK