By Frank Kamuntu
The presidents of Sudan, Uganda and South Sudan will hold a summit to discuss the peace implementation process in South Sudan, said Presidential Adviser on Security Affairs Tut Kew Gatluak on Saturday.
Gatluak met with the head of the Transitional Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and handed him over a letter from Salva Kiir on the slow implementation of the revitalized peace agreement in Juba.
“A tripartite summit will soon bring together the President of the Sudanese Council of Sovereignty Abdel Fattah al-Bruhan, President Salva Kiir Mayardit, and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, to consult on the latest arrangements for the implementation of the peace agreement in the south,” he said in a statement Gatluak said. .
However, the visiting South Sudanese official did not elaborate on the venue and date of the tripartite meeting.
Kiir’s invitation for a meeting with the two main guarantors of the revitalized agreement negotiated in Khartoum last year comes with unconfirmed reports about a possible meeting for the IGAD leaders next week in Addis Ababa. The regional body is faced with the dilemma of the slow implementation of the September 12 peace agreement.
From one side they realize that the main issues, particularly the security arrangements and the state boundaries, remain largely unimplemented. But on the other side, they want Riek Machar in Juba to join the transitional government and work with Kiir to enforce it.
President Kiir, in any case, said he resolved to form his transitional cabinet, even if Machar persists with his rejection to take part in the national unity government.