President Kiir and Machar meet in Addis Ababa for first time in nearly two years

Addis Ababa, June 21, 2018 (FBC) –President of South Sudan Salva Kiir and leader of the SPLM-IO Dr Riek Machar met in Addis Ababa yesterday, the first time in nearly two years.

“PM Abiy Ahmed hosted a private dinner to President Salva Kiir & Dr Rieck Machar together,” Fitsum Arega Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister’s office said on his Twitter account.

“Faced with the continued suffering in South Sudan, Ethiopia simply can’t stand by. With more work, a peaceful future is possible.”

The 32nd Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) will take place in Addis Ababa today.

Heads of States and Governments of IGAD member states will participate in the meeting.

The meeting is expected to focus on South Sudan’s peace process.

Posted by Amare Asrat