Juba, 18th April 2018. Peace and Security Council of the African Union, or AU says it cannot be an observer when South Sudanese are suffering.
This comes after the AU met with the South Sudan national dialogue committee.
The committee was formed after President Salva Kiir Mayardit announced the peace process in 2016 and was officially launched on May 22, 2017.
Bankole Adeoye, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the AU says the Peace and Security Council met with the national dialogue steering committee to show its solidarity with the country.
He says the national dialogue is complementary to the High Level Revitalization Forum and should involve everybody, including women, children and stakeholders.
The only way to achieve peace is to dialogue and forget all the differences, Adeoye adds.
He notes that AU must be an active participant to bring peace to South Sudan.
The Permanent Representative of the AU hopes that the peace will be signed in the coming revitalization forum.
Adeoye stresses that the implementation of the agreement is very critical to the process.
Angelo Beda, Co-Chair of the Steering Committee says the national dialogue process is moving well.
The Forum will be the third phase of the process to bring peace to the nation.