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Thursday, 08 November 2018 09:04

Juba to Host Peace Talks between Khartoum and All Sudanese Armed Groups

Agencies - JUBA - South Sudanese government will host peace talks between the Sudanese government and all the armed groups in Sudan including Darfur movement announced the presidency in Juba.
Last week, Juba announced a mediation to reunite the two factions of the Sudan Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) and narrow the gaps between them and Khartoum in an effort to facilitate a peaceful settlement for the conflict in the Two Areas which border South Sudan.
But on Monday Presidential Adviser Tut Kew Gatluak announced that all the armed opposition groups in Darfur are also invited to Juba for discussions with the Sudanese government in a bid to reach a comprehensive peace agreement in Sudan.
"President Kiir has invited all the Sudanese armed opposition groups, whether in Darfur or in the two states of the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states, to participate in the (peace) talks in Juba," he told reporters on Monday.
Gatluak who chaired his government delegation for the Khartoum peace talks further stated that all the Sudanese groups welcomed the mediation of President Kiir between them and the Sudanese government.
"Next week, the Sudanese government delegation and the opposition negotiating teams will gather in Juba in order to begin peace talks," he added.
The Juba process for peace in Sudan will tackle all the outstanding issues in the African Union-brokered process to end the conflict in the Two Areas.