Uhuru meets Sudan minister ahead of Kiir, Machar talks


President Uhuru Kenyatta in Mombasa with Hon. Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed from The Republic of Sudan ...
President Uhuru Kenyatta in Mombasa with Hon. Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed from The Republic of Sudan on August 1. Photo/PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta met The Sudan Foreign Affairs Minister for talks on restoration of peace and stability in the south region.

Hon. Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed briefed the Head of State on the progress made on the recent Khartoum Peace Agreement.

The Wednesday visit is in line with the mandate of the  Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) summit of June 21.

The IGAD meeting tasked President Omar al-Bashir with hosting the second round of face-to-face negotiations between President Salva Kiir and Dr Riek Machar in Khartoum.

The Foreign Minister told President Kenyatta that agreements have been reached over security and governance chapters of the 2016 Agreement on Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS).

During the meeting, the President affirmed his participation in the next IGAD Summit.

Kiir and Machar are expected to sign the agreements and chart the next step in the peace process between Kiir and Machar.

President Kenyatta is expected to lead the implementation mechanisms of the peace accord that will be agreed on.

On Wednesday, he commended the Republic of The Sudan for the progress made and reaffirmed Kenya’s commitment to the restoration of peace, security and stability in South Sudan.

Present during the meeting at State House, Mombasa, was Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma.

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