President Museveni Mediates At Salva Kirr, Riek Machar Peace Deal

President Museveni Mediates At Salva Kirr, Riek Machar Peace Deal

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By Andrew Irumba

Presient Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has Thursday Novemebr 7, 2019 chaired a tripartite summit between South Sudan warring leaders Salva Kirr and Riek Machar, plus the Sudan interim leader Gen. Abdalftah Alburhan.

President Museveni receives some of the visitors
President Museveni receives some of the visitors

The tripartite summit was aimed at arriving at a truce and power-sharing deal between Salva Kirr and Dr. Machar.
Shortly after the meeting, president Museveni issued a statement in which he revealed thus;

“Today at State House Entebbe, I chaired the Tripartite Summit on the Revitalised Agreement seeking to resolve the South Sudan conflict. I thank Their Excellencies Salva Kiir and Riek Machar for coming and holding candid discussions.

Riek Machar and Salva Kiir shake hands as Museveni looks on
Riek Machar and Salva Kiir shake hands as Museveni looks on

The summit made several resolutions among which is extending the pre-transitional period for 100 days, with progress reviewed after 50 days. A mechanism will also be established for Guarantors and Parties to supervise implementation of talks.”

President Yoweri Museveni and Riek Machar shake hands
President Yoweri Museveni and Riek Machar shake hands

President Museveni added that; “We resolved to ask IGAD countries to address the status of Dr Riek Machar and also urge the international community to continue supporting this revitalised peace process.

I thank His Excellency Abdalftah Alburhan, President of the Transitional Sovereign Council of Sudan, and His Excellency Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, Kenya’s Special Envoy on South Sudan, for making it to the summit.”

Museveni is a key player in the South Sudan peace deal and is expected to meet the three leaders again during the review process, which will be held 50 days from today.

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