Juba, 12 December, 2022 / 9:20 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of the Rome-based lay Catholic association dedicated to the provision of social services and arbitrating conflicts, Sant’Egidio Community, has met with South Sudan’s President over the resumption of suspended Peace Talks.
A Thursday, December 8 report by Sudan Tribune confirms the meeting between a delegation from the Sant’Egidio Community and President Salva Kiir Mayardit in South Sudan’s capital, Juba.
“President Salva Kiir Mayardit met with a delegation of the Sant’Egidio Community to discuss the resumption of Rome peace talks between the Government and the hold-out group dubbed South Sudan Opposition Alliance, SSOMA,” South Sudan’s Minister for Presidential Affairs, Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin has been quoted as saying.
The South Sudanese Minister adds in reference to the December 8 deliberations, “The delegation discussed the importance of political dialogue between the government and the hold-out groups to end the violence.”
During the meeting, Dr. Marial says, President Kiir “lauded the community of Sant'egidio for their commitment to support the peace process and bringing together both sides to agree on an inclusive peace process in South Sudan.”