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Sudan’s Hemetti meets with Prez Kiir; discusses several topic of concerns

Sudan’s Deputy Chairman of the Sovereign Council’ Mohamed Hamdan Daglo “Hemetti” arrived February 15 Tuesday in Juba in order to discuss with the South Sudan officials the execution of the revitalized peace agreement and bilateral relations.

Then, Hemetti met with the President’ Salva Kiir’ and his first Deputy ‘Riek Machar’ in a bid to consider the execution process of the revitalized peace pact.

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After their conference, the Minister of Presidental affairs ‘Barnaba Marial Benjamin’ stated that the talks between the South Sudanese president and Sudanese officials discussed issues about peace implementation.

President Salva Kiir Mayardit has invited Mohamed Hamdan Daglo to attend the Presidency meeting organized to be held on February 16 Wednesday. The location was the office of the President, where they discussed the issues about peace and security in both South Sudan and Sudan.

It’s been three years since they signed the peace of agreement. South Sudan started executing the security arrangements in terms o training and formation of the unified national army. However, the parties are at odds over the command structures.

Also, the South Sudanese peace partners have to finalize the other matters related to the constitutional-making process’s electoral preparations.

According to the Sovereign Council, Hemetti and Machar examined the execution of the security arrangements.

Sudanese Defence Minister Yassin Ibrahim took part in the meeting.

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South Sudanese Presidential Adviser Tut Gatluak, who received the Hemetti at the Juba Airport, stated the latter would hear about exploring forms to expedite the forces’ graduation, deployment, and unification.

Apart from the discussion, it will also be the possibility to brief the South Sudanese President on the progress made in the execution of the Sudanese Juba mediated peace agreement, said Gatluak.

However, South Sudanese representatives did not mention that Hemetti discussed the resumption of peace talks between the military-led Sudanese administration and the SPLM-N of ‘Abdel al-Hilu.

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