ENTEBBE – South Sudan warring parties have resolved to delay the formation of a power-sharing government following a meeting with President Museveni at State House Entebbe on Thursday, November 07, 2019.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar agreed to forgo the November 12 deadline earlier agreed on with IGAD countries to form the unity government after failing to resolve several issues in the 2018 peace deal signed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
“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,” President Museveni wrote on his Facebook page.
“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. 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,” he added.
Mr Abdalftah Alburhan, President of the Transitional Sovereign Council of Sudan, and Mr Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, Kenya’s Special Envoy on South Sudan, were present at the Kampala meeting.
Both sides have disagreed on details of the 2018 deal, including how many states South Sudan should have. Under the accord, they had agreed to hold elections after a three-year transition period. A UN Security Council delegation visited Juba earlier this month to try to persuade the two sides to resolve their differences over the pact.