South Sudan rebellion leader to wait talks with president in Khartoum – The Globe and Mail

South Sudanese insurrection chief Riek Machar has ordinary a call for participation from the Ethiopian Prime Minister to talks with South Sudanese president Salva Kiir in Khartoum subsequent week, a spokesman for Machar said on Wednesday.

“The Motion welcomes this invitation … it is going to cross an extended way in construction confidence in the peace procedure,” the spokesman said in an emailed remark.

The statement mentioned Machar, who’s beneath area arrest in South Africa, had been invited by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to attend the talks on June 20. The talks will likely be led through East African bloc IGAD, the statement said.

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there was no rapid comment from South Sudan ’s government or from IGAD.

The meeting could be the primary time that Kiir and Machar, the previous vp of South Sudan, have met due to the fact that a peace deal between the federal government and Machar ’s rebel workforce fell aside in August 2016.

Tens of thousand of people have died within the civil warfare that broke out in past due 2013 whilst troops loyal to Machar introduced a rise up against the government. either side within the now advanced and multi-faceted conflict stand accused by means of the United International Locations and other our bodies of committing atrocities towards civilians.

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