Home | News    Saturday 3 May 2014

S. Sudan postpones IGAD summit due to scheduling issues

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

May 2, 2014 (JUBA) – A regional heads of states and government meeting due to be held in the the South Sudan capital, Juba, on Saturday has been postponed due to scheduling issues.

JPEG - 11.7 kb
Negotiators at South Sudan peace talks in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa review a draft cessation of hostilities agreement on 13 January 2014 (Photo courtesy of Larco Lomayat)

Mawien Makol Arik, the spokesperson for the foreign affairs ministry, told Sudan Tribune that a later day would be determined in consultation with member countries of the East African regional bloc (IGAD).

“Due to other businesses and other commitments, it is going to be impossible to for the IGAD [meeting] to take place,” said Makol.

“The government is accelerating peace discussions and president Salva Kiir’s administration is committed to peace talks,” he added.

The cancellation of Saturday’s gathering was also confirmed by a member of the IGAD negotiating team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

“Yes, the meeting was cancelled at about 10am (local time) today (Friday),” the official said, without providing further details.

IGAD is mediating stalled peace talks between the South Sudanese government and rebels forces led by former vice-president Riek Machar.

The third phase of peace talks resumed this week amid ongoing violence in the country. A January ceasefire deal brokered by IGAD has so far failed to halt the conflict on the ground.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 3 May 2014 08:35, by Ambago

    Now that Kiir Salvatore has not only accepted the idea of an interim government, but has also accepted to meeting Riek Machar face to face and bring an end to this madness, it obviously makes an IGAD meeting in Juba irrelevant.
    What would have taken IGAD ages has been achieved by John Kerry in matter or hours only.

    repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Reflections on the SPLM-Ns 2017-10-18 20:15:33 By Mohamed Yassin It is sad, weird and ugly that some comrades reduced the vision of the SPLM to the SPLM-N standing for North, as a compromise. Its adaptation, it was bitterly adopted in an (...)

Do we have leaders in South Sudan or murderers? 2017-10-15 04:13:20 By Peter Gai Manyuon According to different scholars globally, leadership style is the way a person uses power to lead other people. More so, scholars have also identified a variety of (...)

Accountability, National Dialogue, and Elections: Which one of them comes first? 2017-10-12 21:51:17 By Dr Lako Jada Kwajok Conflicts or wars are the offspring of failures to have constructive dialogues in resolving problems between parties. The parties could range from countries, groups of (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Reactions to government agencies’ conspiracy against Greater Bor community 2017-10-08 07:54:31 October 7, 2017 A monkey business or a donkey business in the government of the republic of South Sudan against the citizens is unacceptable. Therefore, we as youth of Greater Bor in diaspora (...)

Amnesty calls to release Nubian activists detained over protest for cultural rights 2017-09-12 20:47:54 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 12 September 2017 Egypt: Release 24 Nubian activists detained after protest calling for respect of their cultural rights Egyptian authorities should (...)

New group formed to gather Nuer in United States 2017-08-17 14:15:50 DECLARATION FOR THE FORMATION OF NUD TO BRING TOGETHER ALL NUER IN THE U.S.A Press Statement The Nuer Union For Development (NUD) The United State of America The State of Nebraska August 15, (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.