The ultimate solution for the political crisis in South Sudan is free and fair elections, President Museveni has said.
“I congratulate all the parties in South Sudan for signing the Peace Agreement. The real ultimate medicine for stability is elections,” President Museveni said.
All parties in South Sudan, said President Museveni, should work quickly during this transitional period and organize elections so that the people of South Sudan can choose their leaders.
The President made these remarks this morning (Tuesday) during the 37th Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Heads of State and Government Summit held online via the Zoom conferencing platform.
In attendance were Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta, Salva Kiir, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, Ismail Omar Guelleh and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Ahmed Abiy.
The Summit discussed the South Sudan peace process and its implementation progress, plus regional updates on the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sudan leader Dr Hamdok urged all IGAD member states plus regional and international partners to continue supporting South Sudan peace process.
President Salva Kiir commended the IGAD member States and other partners for standing with his country during the peace process.
President Kiir said after successfully instituting an inclusive cabinet, they have now moved focus to promoting good governance.
“I am happy to inform you that we have covered some ground and we agreed on locations of Upper Nile and Jongolei states,” President Kiir said.
President Kenyatta reiterated Kenya’s commitment to supporting South Sudan, while President Farmajo prayed for resilience and patience among all players.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed commended South Sudan’s plan to unify the army, disarm and mobilise former combatants.
The summit was attended and also addressed by partners from the African Union Commission, The United Nations, The European Union, USA, United Kingdom, China and Norway among others.