Khartoum, 27th June 2018. President of the Republic while starting another round of face-to-face talks with Dr Riek Machar on Monday in Khartoum, Sudan, promised to stop the suffering of South Sudanese people.
Salva Kiir says he is in Khartoum to r bring what he terms “unnecessary war” to an immediate end because he feels the suffering of the people directly.
He describes the second round of face-to-face talks as a very important commitment to get South Sudanese out of the shame of the “senseless” internal conflict.
Ugandan President Yuweri Kaguta Museveni, who is in Khartoum to help mediate the talks, expresses commitment to work with leaders in the region to stop the conflict.
Professor Simon Monoja of the University of Juba says the failure of the leaders to reach a deal last week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia means people should not fasten their hopes on Kiir and Machar for peace.
Sudd Institute Policy Analyst, Augustino Ting Mayai, says changing the venue from Addis to Khartoum will not change the situation as long as there is unwillingness to compromise.