UN Security Council delegates to visit Juba

By Kitab A Unango

A delegation of members of the United Nations Security Council is expected to arrive in capital Juba over the weekend.

Spokesperson of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Francisca Mold has confirmed the development and said the delegation will be led by both South Africa and the United States to the country on Sunday.

The motive (s) of the visit is yet to be ascertained and whether Dr. Riek Machar, leader of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) will fly in together with the delegation as reported earlier by media to come and meet with Kiir face to face for the second time.

In an e-mail to Juba Monitor yesterday, Mold said the high level delegation would meet parties to the Revitalized Peace Agreement without further elaboration.

“The delegation will meet with President Salva Kiir and other signatories to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan as well as civil society, women’s representatives and other stakeholders in the peace process,” Mold said.

Parties to the Revitalized Peace Agreement, including incumbent Transitional Government of National Unity led by President Kiir and oppositions groups, are expected to form a coalition government on Number 12, a few weeks to come.

There has been variation among opposition groups as to whether the government will or will not be formed given recent peace monitoring body’s reports that most of the chapter two provisions were yet to be fully implemented a head of November dateline.

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