South Sudan peace talks to resume on Monday

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Addis Ababa, 1 August 2014 (WIC) - The fourth round of the IGAD-mediated peace talks between South Sudan’s warring parties has been delayed caused by extended holidays of Eid el-Fitr and National Martyr’s Day celebrations in Juba and will resume on Monday (August4), IGAD announced.

Delegations of the Government of the Republic of South Sudan, SPLM/A – In Opposition, SPLM Leaders (Former Detainees), political parties as well as civil society and faith-based organizations are expected to arrive on August 3 to attend the session.

According to a press release by IGAD, the session’s key agenda will be to finalize and sign the Cessation of Hostilities Matrix and negotiations on details of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU).

South Sudan civil society groups based in Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan concluded their selection process on Tuesday, electing seven representatives to participate in the talks. (MoFA)