AU Welcomes Sudan’s Initiative on Hosting Salva Kiir and Riek Machar


The African Union (AU) has welcomed the Sudanese initiative to host the meeting between the President of the Government of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, and the leader of armed opposition, Riek Machar, in order to bring their views closer and bring peace to South Sudan.

Speaking to SMC, acting Head of AU Office in Sudan said that “the African Union welcomes any step that would bring peace to South Sudan or any African country in this regard,”, adding that hosting the parties in Khartoum would be a good thing and that the African Union warmly welcomed the move.

It is to be noted that the Sudan has presented an initiative to hold a meeting in Khartoum, which brings together President Salva Kiir and the leader of the armed opposition  Riek Machar.