South Sudan peace talks started in Addis Ababa

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Addis Ababa, 4 January 2014 (WIC) - Peace talks spearheaded by IGAD to find negotiated peaceful solution to the current South Sudan violence have started on Friday in Addis Ababa.

Launching the first stage of the negotiations, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Ethiopia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Ambassador Seyoum Mesfin, IGAD’s newly appointed Special Envoy to South Sudan held talks with the two negotiating teams separately to discuss the causes and the possible solutions to the south Sudan conflict.

According to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the separate proxy talks would also be used to draw the agenda for the face to face negotiation that is hoped to be conducted after a successful completion of the proxy talks.