True reconciliation and forgiveness, are the only solution to South Sudan’s problems – Kiir
President Salva Kiir Maryardit noted that the present issues South Sudan is experiencing could only be handled by true reconciliation and forgiveness.
This comes at a time when the cease-fire monitoring organization asked the bodies to the Rome peace talks to organize a restart of discussion as the nation prepared to visit Pope Francis next month and this call was made during statements at the CTSAMVM technical meeting on Thursday in Juba.
“CTSAMVM urges the R-TGoNU and SSOMA to restart the Rome peace process and commence the integration of National Monitors into CTSAMVM structures.” Chairperson Lt Gen Asrat Denero Amad appealed.
However, the president’s new year speech, consisted of the reaffirmation of the return of the negotiation table with the nonsignatories South Sudanese opposition group (NSSSOG) only if they observed a cease-fire.
“We have not closed doors for future negotiations with this organization, we have invited the general secretary of Saint Egidio to Juba to hear our issue with them.” He said. He also further indicated that the Rome peace negotiations would only continue if the holdout group refrained from violence and propaganda.
“I have called off the Rome discussions until we hear a favorable reaction from the rebels (the holdout group),” Kiir said.