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JUBA - 17 Apr 2018

South Sudan peace talks adjourned to a later date

File photo: Anadolu Agency
File photo: Anadolu Agency

South Sudan’s peace talks have been adjourned to a later date, the peace monitoring body said, without elaborating.

The South Sudan parties were scheduled to resume the talks on April 26 to April 30.

Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) said in a statement that it was informed of a change to the dates of the next round of the talks.

“The new dates will be communicated by the Office of the Chairperson of the IGAD Council of Ministers in due course,” JMEC said.

Lam Akol Ajawin, leader of the opposition National Democratic Movement (NDM), confirmed to Radio Tamazuj today that the regional bloc had adjourned the peace talks indefinitely.

He pointed out that the bloc’s letter did not provide more details on changes to the dates of the peace process.

Gabriel Changson Chang, leader of the opposition Federal Democratic Party, also confirmed that the talks have been adjourned.