Thursday, December 11, 2014

South Sudan: Peace talks between South Sudan's government and the opposition have been delayed again

Source: Miraya FM

The talks were expected to resume today after negotiators were given a 15-day break for further consultations. IGAD mediators are yet to release any statement determining when the talks will resume
Michael Makuei, the government spokesperson, says Government has not yet received any communication as to when the talks will start.

Michael Makuei: “So far we have no knowledge of what is happening. We were supposed to go back on the 25th of November but because the rebels are holding their consultative meeting and now they are attending to their consultative meeting. It is thereafter that the rebels will inform the mediators and the mediators will fix time for further continuation of the talks.”

IGAD mediators want President Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar to sign a peace deal, establish a transitional government and take the country to free and fair elections.