Home | News    Monday 12 September 2016

S. Sudan FVP Gai visits South Africa

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

Taban Deng Gai addresses delegates after he was sworn-in as South Sudan FVP inside the Presidential Palace in the capital of Juba, July 26, 2016 (Photo Reuters/ Jok Solomun)

September 11, 2016 (JUBA) - South Sudanese First Vice President Taban Deng Gai has travelled to Pretoria, South Africa on Sunday for what officials described as a "mission on bilateral ties".

South Africa is a fourth country that Gai visits since taking office in July. He was in Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan for talks on the implementation of peace agreement signed last year and bilateral ties.

"The first Vice President will meet South African President Jacob Zuma for talks on bilateral relations and reunification of the SPLM party," said Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, Petroleum Minister and member of the delegation accompanying Gai to Pretoria.

South Africa’s ruling African Congress Party (ANC) brokered, SPLM reunification agreement signed in February 2015 together with Tanzania’s Chama Cha Mapiduzi (CCM).

The efforts to reunite SPLM In Government led by President Salva Kiir, and SPLM IO of former Vice President Machar and SPLM Former Detainees under the leadership Pagan Amum were aimed at ending the crisis that erupted in December 2013.

According to the SPLM reunification agreement, all party officials, including Gai, will be reinstated to their positions held before being fired in early 2014. But the decision by President Kiir faction to organized an extraordinary meeting in February 2015 without FDs and SPLM IO castes doubts of the reunification drive.

Gatkuoth did not elaborate on the details of Pretoria meeting but analysts in Juba say Gai is seeking regional and African support to consolidate his grip on power and reduce Machar attempts to return to Juba as First Vice President.

(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.

Comment on this article



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


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


National dialogue building nation 2017-05-22 21:10:41 By Amb. Dhano Obongo Initially, I congratulate and commend H.E the President of the Republic of South Sudan, Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, for recognising the need for a national dialogue among 64 (...)

The raging just revolution in Darfur will continue burning until victory 2017-05-22 21:04:22 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman Author Mahmoud Yusuf says that we live in a historical stage full of serious events that will affect the future of mankind on this planet, including what is related to (...)

South Sudan: How culture of revenge inhibits development and progress 2017-05-13 08:09:39 By Steve Paterno Admittedly, revenge or the act of it is inherently human in nature. The human beings since biblical times could not dissuade from the proverbial practice of an 'eye for an eye.' (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


HRW denounces "collective punishment" in South Sudan’s Wau 2017-04-15 07:06:48 Human Right Watch South Sudan: New Spate of Ethnic Killings Urgent Need for Justice; UN Should Increase Patrols in Wau (Nairobi, April 14, 2017) – Government soldiers and allied militias (...)

Statement by South Sudanese Communist Party on the National Dialoguel 2017-03-22 05:44:42 The Communist Party of South Sudan On the Initiative of the National Dialogue The initiative taken by the President of the Republic of South Sudan declaring a need for a national dialogue is an (...)

An Appeal to President of the Republic of South Sudan 2017-03-15 07:22:45 Dear. Mr. President, I write to appeal to you for the release of political detainees now in the custody of the National Security Service at Jebel and other detention facilities. In doing this, I (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.