Kiir, Machar Kampala meeting postponed to 7th November
The proposed meeting between President Salva Kiir Mayardit and the SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar has been adjourned to Thursday.
The two were expected to meet today in the presence of the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and the president of the Sudanese Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al Burhan in the Ugandan capital Kampala.
“We received a written message from the Ugandan government on Monday evening postponing the Kampala meeting due to administrative reasons until November 7th,” Puok Both Baluang SPLM-IO’s director of information told Radio Tamazuj on Tuesday morning.
The meeting is expected to discuss outstanding issues in the implementation of the peace agreement before the expected formation of a transitional government on November 12.
This would be the third face-to-face meeting between the two principals since the signing of the revitalized peace agreement in September 2018.
The meeting also precedes an upcoming IGAD meeting on the 8th of this month in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, to discuss outstanding issues in the implementation of the peace agreement.
Last week President Kiir's adviser Tut Galuak Manime said Kiir and Machar will meet with Ugandan president and Sudanese leaders to discuss controversial issues in the implementation of the peace agreement.