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UGANDA - 28 Jul 2022

Kiir to discuss post-transitional period roadmap with Museveni

 South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir is in Kampala to meet Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni and attend a regional Inter-Ministerial Conference on Migration and Climate change.

A three-day conference of Heads of State and Ministers from the East and Horn of Africa concludes in Kampala on Friday. The conference seeks to raise awareness about the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation on human mobility.

“On the sideline of the meetings, there would be a meeting with H.E President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda to discuss the roadmap on the revitalized peace agreement,” President Kiir’s press secretary, Ateny Wek Ateny, told reporters in Juba on Thursday.

“It is worth mentioning that the revitalized peace agreement is about seven months to run out without any ability by the parties to go for elections,” Ateny added.

South Sudan President Salva Kiir recently formed a four-member committee that was tasked to draw a roadmap that will guide the country towards the end of the transitional period and pave way for the conduct of general elections.

According to Article 1.20.5 of the peace agreement, there shall be general elections in South Sudan 60 days prior to the end of the transitional period.

The peace agreement encourages the parties to hold general elections before February 2023. But the provisions of the deal remain largely unimplemented.

Sudan's foreign affairs minister Ali al-Sadiq announced Wednesday that the parties to the peace agreement agreed to extend the transitional coalition government period.

Uganda and Sudan are the guarantors of the September 2018 peace agreement.