Djibouti/Juba, October 27, 2019 (SSNA) — The East African regional representatives and international special enjoys to South Sudan have called on South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and the SPLM/A-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar to have another face-to-face meeting before the November 12 dateline.
The call came one week after a UN Security Council delegation met with the two leaders in Juba.
In a statement obtained by the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA), regional representatives and envoys recommend that Kiir and Machar meet and resolve the outstanding issues, especially the security arrangements.
“The Parties to the R-ARCSS should meet before 12th November and agree on a temporary, viable and realistic arrangement regarding the critical outstanding pre-transitional tasks especially relating to the selection, training and redeployment of the NUF, the number and boundaries of States and the allocation of ministerial portfolios,” the document reads in part.
In the resolution, South Sudan’s government is asked to make decisions or statements that could cause divisions, especially on the issue of the number of States.
“The Parties especially the Government should refrain from making decisions and statements that exacerbate division on the issue of the number and boundaries of States,” the text says.
Envoys and regional representatives also demanded that Kirr releases more than $96 million dollars, money allocated for peace implementation.
The meeting was held on October 25-26 in Djibouti.