South Africa Deputy President David Mabuza has departed Uganda after talks with President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on South Sudan.
Their talks focused on the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS).
“In my meeting with President Museveni we further committed to working together in ensuring that the parties to the agreement stay on course and are supported in their efforts of making this peace process a success,” said Deputy President Mabuza.
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“We are confident that when parties work together for the good of South Sudan, substantive progress will be made in this window period thereby silencing the guns and building lasting peace in South Sudan”
Deputy President Mabuza will now hold talks with President of the Transitional Sovereign Council of the Republic of Sudan, Gen Abdalftah Alburhan A. Alrahman who is the other guarantor to the R-ARCSS.
“In the meeting, Deputy President Mabuza is expected to also brief President Alrahman on the outcomes of the Consultative Meeting of Parties, and to mobilize support from the guarantor in ensuring that signatories to the R-ARCSS reach a workable agreement on the matter of States and their Boundaries,” the presidency in South Africa said in a statement sent to TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington DC.
“The important matter of States and their boundaries is key to paving a way for the formation of the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity as agreed to by signatories,” the statement added.
At the end of fifty-days of the current extended period of pre-transition to the Revitalized National Government of National Unity, the parties are expected to evaluate progress they would have made in the implementation of outstanding matters.
Deputy President Mabuza has further committed to holding a trust building retreat in South Africa for the parties to the R-ACSS.