South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir will meet rebel also former vice-president Riek Machar on Friday.
President Kiir assured United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki Moon on Tuesday that he would travel to Addis for peace talks with Machar.
Marchar’s rebels have also confirmed their leader was heading to the Ethiopian capital to meet Kiiir for the first time since December last year when the violence erupted between their loyalists and supporters.
“Yes, our leader, Dr. Riek Machar, will soon travel to Ethiopia to meet with Salva Kiir in Addis Ababa,” Machar’s spokesperson, James Gatdet Dak, told told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday.
President Kiir has expressed his willingness to form with Machar an interim government that would bring back together the two top leaders of the executive before conducting the next elections,his aides reveal
“He (Kiir) wants this conflict to be brought to an end so that a new page is opened, if the formation of the interim administration with Riek and his group can bring peace and stability to the country,” said Kiir’s top aide on Tuesday.