Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni on Thursday chaired the Tripartite Summit which focused on the Revitalized Agreement seeking to resolve South Sudan conflict.
Present at the summit was South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir and rebel leader Dr. Riek Machar who after holding candid discussions came to an agreement to extend the pre-transitional period for 100 days with progress reviewed after 50 days.
President Museveni is quoted in a tweet saying “a mechanism will also be established for Guarantors and Parties to supervise implementation of talks.”
He continued to say, “We ask IGAD countries to address the status of Dr. Machar and also urge the international community to continue supporting this revitalized peace process.”
According to a regional officer, President Kiir and Machar had failed to resolve outstanding disagreements prior to agreeing to extend the pre-transitonal deadline to form a power-sharing government.