President Farmajo in South Sudan For Machar and Kiir Peace Agreement


A Delegation led by the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia is in Juba, South Suda to join other regional leaders in a peace signing agreement between President Salva Kiir and his rival opposition leader Riak Machar.

Somali President is also expected to have sideline meetings with his counterparts to discuss issues of mutual interest.

Prime Minister Hassan Kheyre represented his country in a historic agreement between President Salva Kiir and Riak Machar signed in Khartoum on August.

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has returned to the capital, Juba, more than two years after he fled the country following the collapse of a 2016 peace deal.

The former vice president, returned to Juba on Wednesday to take part in a peace ceremony brokered by Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the African Union.

Last month, he and President Salva Kiir signed a new peace deal in Ethiopia in the latest attempt to end the five-year civil war that erupted in the world’s youngest country in December 2013.

South Sudan succeeded from larger Sudan in 2011 but disagreement between President Salva Kiir and his deputy Machar in 2013 led to violence between the two main ethnic groups in the small nation