Bashir’s Special Envoy Briefs Kagame On South Sudan Peace Process



The government of Sudan on Wednesday sent its Foreign Affairs Minister to meet with Rwanda and Ugandan leaders to catch up with the latest on South Sudan Peace Process.

El-Dirdeiry Ahmed is said to have travelled to Uganda as a presidential envoy to brief President Yoweri Museveni on the latest development in the peace process in South Sudan.

According to a statement issued by the Khartoum government , El Dirdeiry  stressed on “the importance of coordination between Sudan and Uganda in order to ensure the continuity and stability of peace in South Sudan.”

The outgoing UN Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Nicholas Hansom requested for a close regional follow-up of the peace implementation process pointing that many details are lacking in the unification of forces operation which should begin one month after the signing of the agreement.

Khartoum recently facilitated communications between President Salva Kiir and SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar to quell clashes that erupted in Yei River State between the two parties after the signing of the revitalized peace agreement.

Rwanda and Uganda are expected to be strongly present within the UNMISS peacekeepers to boost the implementation of the security arrangements, train troops and to protect South Sudanese opposition leaders during the transitional period.

Following his meeting with Museveni, the Sudanese top diplomat travelled to Kigali where he met with President Paul Kagame who is also the chair of the African Union to inform him about the South Sudan peace implementation process.

President Kiir will be in Khartoum on Friday for a meeting with President Omer al-Bashir and will attend a celebration for the signing of the revitalized peace pact.

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