Premier Holds talks with South Sudanese Negotiator

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Addis Ababa, 22 March 2014(WIC) - Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn on Friday held talks with South Sudanese Government Chief Negotiator Nihal Deng Nihal on the ongoing peace process.
During the occasion, the Prime Minister reportedly asked the two parties to stop the conflict and seek political solution for the problem.
He also urged the need for inclusive political dialogue among all South Sudanese stakeholders.
After the discussion, the Chief Negotiator of South Sudan told reporters that Ethiopia has been playing a vital role in the peace process and appreciated its efforts to restore peace in South Sudan.
He said the delegates delivered the message of the South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit to the Prime Minister.
The delegation explained the point of the South Sudanese government on IGAD’s peace process to the Prime Minister, he added.
According to Mr. Nihal, the South Sudanese government needs an inclusive peace talks with the conflicting groups.
He also said they discussed about the ways of continuing and the structure of the peace process.
They further discussed about the deployment of force protection element (Monitoring and Verification Team) to South Sudan. (ENA)