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Zuma calls on warring parties to end conflict

Author : | Published: Friday, December 26, 2014

South African President Jacob Zuma has urged the warring parties in South Sudan to end the conflict and give peace a chance.

President Zuma made this remarks after a meeting with his Ugandan counterpart, Yoweri Museveni, at the State House in Entebbe Uganda.

The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mawien Makol, says Zuma’s visits to Uganda and Tanzania early this week was to strengthen the IGAD-led peace talks.

‘‘The visit of His Excellency the president of South African to East Africa was to come and actually stand with IGAD trying to push the peace talks in Addis Ababa   between the government of South Sudan and the rebel and keep the way forward. He said.

“The release by the IGAD on Pangak conference that makes the region and the international community to see that the talks will not move very well because the position was Unexpected and so Jacob Zuma is trying with IGAD to push the peace talks so that peace is achieved very soon.” He added.

Makol says South Africa has strong relations with South Sudan and it can play a significant role in supporting the current peace efforts in the context of African solution for African problems.

Early this week, IGAD mediators adjourned the peace talks to enable the negotiators celebrate Christmas with their families.

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