ESAT News (October 6, 2017)
The leader of SPLM-IO, Riek Machar met with Ethiopian and Sudanese foreign ministers in South Africa and discussed peace in South Sudan.
Sudan Tribune, quoting a statement from the Sudanese foreign ministry,
Workneh Gebeyehu of Ethiopia and his Sudanese counterpart Ibrahim Ghandour met with Riek Machar as part of the High- Level Revitalization Forum of all parties to the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS).
“The two ministers briefed the minister of foreign affairs and vice-president of South Africa who is President Zuma’s special envoy for peace in South Sudan on the details of IGAD’s efforts to revitalize the peace process in South Sudan,” the statement further said.
The meeting of the council of ministers of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) held last July in Addis Ababa to discuss the peace process in South Sudan and called on “all parties to the ARCSS including estranged groups to seize this opportunity to revitalize the ARCSS, renounce violence and to develop and submit concrete proposals for consideration at the revitalization forum in pursuit of peace in the Republic of South Sudan,” the report said.