South Sudan gov't, rebel delegates meet in Addis Ababa

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Addis Ababa, 7 June 2014 (WIC) - Government and rebel delegates from South Sudan have met in Addis Ababa, to try and bring an end to the conflict that’s engulfed the world’s youngest nation. Some 150 delegates have attended the meeting on Friday, ahead of the official resumption of peace talks.    

The government delegation and the rebel side finally joined the participants of the symposium.The Juba team led by the former Foreign minister Nehial Deng Nehial came to Addis with information minister Michael Makue and other members of the south Sudanese government. Riek Machar’s team was also represented.   

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development that is overseeing the peace talks had earlier expressed concern over the absence of the two delegations from the symposium.   

Still the talks need the full participation of the government and rebel delegates to at least guarantee hope for peace in South Sudan. As far as we know the outcome of this symposium is hard to guess especially given the unprecedented drama from the start. .This all inclusive symposium is expected to be concluded on Saturday. (CCTV)