South Africa Government

10/17/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/17/2018 08:03

Deputy President David Mabuza concludes Working visit to IGAD countries as Special Envoy to South Sudan

Deputy President David Mabuza as Special Envoy to South Sudan, has today, 17 October 2018, successfully concluded his Working Visit to the IGAD member countries where he held consultations with Heads of State and Government.

During his Working Visit, Deputy President Mabuza held bilateral discussions with President Slava Kiir Mayardit of the Republic of South Sudan, President Omar al-Bashir of the Republic of Sudan, President Yoweri Moseveni of the Republic of Uganda and the President of Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta.

While in Juba, the Deputy President met with the leadership of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), the leadership of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance, the leadership of Former Detainees (FDs), the Convenors of the National Dialogue and members of Diplomatic Corps.

The Working Visit by Deputy President Mabuza to South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda and Kenya provided a platform to mobilise all key stakeholders behind the commitment to implement the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan.

'South Africa working together with other leaders of the IGAD countries will continue to provide support for a successful implementation of the peace agreement in South Sudan', said Deputy President Mabuza.

'I am particularly moved by the prevailing positive mood and level of optimism displayed by the signatories to the peace agreement and the Heads of State and Government as guarantors of this peace agreement', said Deputy President Mabuza.

The Deputy President further reiterated that South Africa stands firmly in support of government and people of South Sudan as they move towards the consolidation of peace and development efforts.

Deputy President Mabuza departs Nairobi, the Republic of Kenya and he is expected to arrive in South Africa on Wednesday.

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