President William Ruto has on Tuesday afternoon held a phone conversation with South Sudan President Salva Kiir.
The talks which revolved around peace between the government of Sudan and and hold-out opposition parties in Rome, Italy, under the auspices of the Community of Sant’Egidio, talks which he was requested to host.
“On December 25, 2023, I accepted the request of my brother President Kiir to host and conclude the remaining phase of the peace talks that have been going on between the Government of South Sudan and hold-out opposition parties in Rome, Italy, under the auspices of the Community of Sant’Egidio.
Today, I apprised President Kiir on the steps we have taken to realise this imperative. Upon receiving the President’s request, I reached out to the Community of Sant’Egidio and applauded them for hosting the talks and inviting them to work with us to bring these talks to a fruitful conclusion.
I have also personally reached out to all the hold-out opposition parties under the South Sudan Opposition Movements Alliance expressing my desire to ensure an all-inclusive and equitable mediation. I am encouraged that almost all the parties have responded positively to our call.” said the President
According to the President, the country is making necessary arrangements to welcome the parties to Nairobi for pre-mediation consultations as well as welcome IGAD, the East African Community, the UN, the AU, the Quad and all Partner countries to support the efforts.