IGAD has requested President Uhuru Kenyatta to deploy a team of experts to support the next phase of the South Sudan peace process. This comes after the signing of the Agreement on Outstanding Issues on Governance and Security Arrangements on Sunday in Khartoum after talks facilitated by President Omar Hassan al Bashir of Sudan.
According to a communique of the Extra-Ordinary Summit held on Sunday, Bashir will continue facilitating the talks with “the same spirit of inclusivity and commendable vigour” until the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan is finally signed.
“Cognisant of the momentum, IGAD leaders resolved that after the signing of the Agreement on Outstanding Issues on Governance and Security Arrangements today, President Omar Hassan Al Bashir shall continue facilitating the talks,” the communique reads in part.
“In this regard, it was agreed that H.E Uhuru Kenyatta supports the next phase by deploying a team of experts to support the finalisation of the process.”