South Sudan suspends Sudanese peace talks until December: official

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-20 00:17:34|Editor: yan
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JUBA, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- South Sudan official said on Tuesday the resumption of the Sudanese peace talks between the transitional government and armed opposition groups will resume in December in Juba citing technical constraints.

Tut Kew Gatluak, head of the South Sudan mediation team told journalists that the new peace talks which commenced on Oct.14 in Juba were expected to resume on Nov.21, but have been postponed until Dec.10 due to the fact that members of the various rebel groups negotiating with the Sudan Sovereign Council will be attending workshops within the region organized by the African Union.

"We had proposed Nov.21 as a day for the second round of the Sudanese peace talks but we have instead agreed to extend the talks until Dec.10," Gatluak said in Juba.

He disclosed that Juba will remain the venue for the talks. "Opposition groups have workshops in different areas. Some of them have workshops in Addis Ababa," he said.

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