South Sudan’s President, Salva Kiir says he will host representatives of Sudanese political leaders next week in the capital, Juba, in a bid to end the brutal six-month conflict.
Mr Kiir who spoke on Monday evening after a briefing from the deputy chairman of Sudan’s Sovereign Council, Malik Agar Eyre, on the latest development in Sudan, appealed to the military and political leaders in Sudan to end the ongoing conflict through peaceful dialogue.
South Sudan President’s National Security Adviser, Tut Gatluak Manime, says Sudan’s leaders will review the Juba Peace Agreement – signed in 2020 between then transitional government and rebel factions – while seeking a way to resolve the current crisis.
The Sudanese army has been fighting its former allies, the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, RSF, since April.
According to a UN estimate, thousands have been killed and more than five million people displaced as the conflict marked six months on Sunday.