Here are details of President Ruto’s phone call to South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir on matters peace

President William Ruto has revealed the details of his phone call conversation with President Salva Kiir of Sudan.

Through his official Facebook account, President Ruto revealed that he made a phone call conversation with the South Sudan leader.

“This afternoon, I had a phone conversation with the South Sudan President Salva Kiir,” he stated.

According to President Ruto, on December 25, 2023, he accepted the request of President Kiir to host and conclude the remaining phase of the peace talks that have been going on between the Government of South Sudan and hold-out opposition parties in Rome, Italy, under the auspices of the Community of Sant’Egidio.

“Today, I apprised President Kiir on the steps we have taken to realise this imperative. Upon receiving the President’s request, I reached out to the Community of Sant’Egidio and applauded them for hosting the talks and inviting them to work with us to bring these talks to a fruitful conclusion,” stated President Ruto.

He added that he has also personally reached out to all the hold-out opposition parties under the South Sudan Opposition Movements Alliance expressing desire to ensure an all-inclusive and equitable mediation.

The President added that all the parties have responded positively.

“I am encouraged that almost all the parties have responded positively to our call,” he added.

The Head of State revealed that Kenya is currently making the necessary arrangements to welcome the parties to Nairobi for pre-mediation consultations.

“We invite all friends of South Sudan, including IGAD, the East African Community, the UN, the AU, the Quad and all Partner countries to support this noble effort,” he said.

According to President Ruto, this is the time to give the people of South Sudan an opportunity to enjoy lasting peace and prosperity.

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