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S. Sudan VP, senior US officials discuss peace agreement

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September 28, 2015 (NEW YORK) - South Sudan’s vice president, James Wani Igga held a "fruitful" meeting with United States officials Sunday in New York, his spokesperson said.

Discussions, according to David Mayen, mainly focused on South Sudan’s recent peace deal signed between the armed opposition, government and the other political entities.

The vice president, Mayen said, held talks with US special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Donald Booth and Thomas Shannon, Counselor at the US State Department.

“The two ambassadors called the current compromise made by the government to be for the sake of ’a second birth’ of the state, after the first birth four years ago", he said.

During the meeting, the US reportedly pledged commitment to support South Sudanese. Washington played a key role in ending over two decades of a bloody civil war in Sudan.

Igga and the senior US officials reportedly explored ways of how the implementation phase of the peace accord could be funded to create awareness about its provisions.

The vice president is currently in New York to attend the UN General Assembly meetings.

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  • 29 September 2015 15:40, by Big Head

    so what to evil Rirk who invited himself...when will his meeting news appear on the website?

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    • 29 September 2015 21:14, by padiit gaga

      Big head
      You said when will Reik news come, he was invited by UN shieft to revised peace that was signed by him and blind President the news that was announced is his news too.

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  • 29 September 2015 19:22, by Mr Point

    The US supported South Sudan through twenty years of civil war and up to full independence four years ago.

    In four years Salva Kiir has alienated most international supporters to the point that USA is pressing for sanctions on his generals. Why?

    What will stop Salva Kiir massacring civilians after the rebirth of South Sudan ?

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  • 29 September 2015 19:56, by Eastern

    Of course, South Sudan is being rebooted; what Kiir and cohorts don’t want to accept!

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