South Sudan arch rivals Riek Machar and President Salva Kiir are scheduled to meet in Khartoum in the third week of June in presence of the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who is also the IGAD chair.
President Kiir and former First Vice-President Machar said ready to meet each other within the IGAD efforts to settle the four-and-half-year-old conflict.
The face-to-face meeting will take place on 17 June, reported Sudan Tribune. A second encounter will be held in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott on the sidelines of the African Union summit.
On 31 May, the IGAD Council of Ministers recommended convening an extraordinary meeting for the IGAD head of states and government and a face-to-face meeting between Kiir and Machar before the AU summit in Mauritania to on 1 and 2 July.