Kiir, Machar agree to extend transition by 100 days

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Kiir and Machar shake hands as Museveni looks on

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni hosted and chaired a tripartite Summit on the revitalised agreement seeking to resolve the South Sudan conflict.

It was attended by President Salva Kiir, Riek Machar, Gen. Abdalftah Alburhan of Sudan, and H.E Kalonzo Musyoka, Kenya’s Special envoy on South Sudan.

Museveni shakes hands with Machar

Several resolutions among which is extending the pre-transitional period for 100 days, with progress reviewed after 50 days, Guarantors and Parties to supervise implementation of talks, were made.

Museveni thanked Their Excellencies Salva Kiir and Riek Machar for coming and holding candid discussions.

A mechanism will also be established for Guarantors and Parties to supervise implementation of talks, Museveni said.

“We resolved to ask IGAD countries to address the status of Dr Riek Machar and also urge the international community to continue supporting this revitalised peace process.”

He added: “I thank His Excellency Abdalftah Alburhan, President of the Transitional Sovereign Council of Sudan, and His Excellency Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, Kenya’s Special Envoy on South Sudan, for making it to the summit.”

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