Juba - The parties to peace in the Republic of South Sudan held at the Presidential Palace today afternoon a session of talks that included the President of South Sudan State, General Salva Kiir Mayardit, and opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar, in the presence of the Sudanese mediator, General Mohammed Hamdan Daglo, First Vice President of the Transitional Sovereign Council.
The session discussed how to implement South Sudan’s peace agreement and form a government before the 100-day deadline set by the guarantors with the southern peace parties in the Ugandan city of Entebbe, and the meeting reviewed the progress made in the states file.
Mr. Tut Qalwak, Advisor to President Salva Kiir Mayardit, in a press statement after the meeting, affirmed the commitment of the parties to form the government within the specified dates during the hundred-day period, explaining that the file of security arrangements is proceeding well.
On the file of the states, Tut stressed that the government has its position with 32 states, but the parties are awaiting the technical committee reports for a final decision on them, indicating that the parties have not specified a certain number of states until now.
He added that the parties would soon reach a comprehensive agreement on contentious issues.