JUBA – The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has welcomed South Sudan’s offer to mediate between Ethiopia and Sudan to help peacefully resolve the ongoing border dispute between the two countries.
In January, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir offered to mediate between Sudan and Ethiopia to end their border conflict, a move welcomed by both leaders.
The leaders of Sudan and Ethiopia will separately travel to the South Sudanese capital Juba in the coming days to start the mediation attempt by the South Sudanese government in a bid to try to defuse the border dispute.
The IGAD Special Envoy to South Sudan Amb. Ismail Wais appreciated significant contribution South Sudan is making to achieve peace in the region in statement issued on Monday to mark first year anniversary of the formation of the R-TGoNU
“IGAD also recognizes and appreciates the significant contribution that South Sudan is making to regional peace and stability by successfully hosting and mediating the Sudan talks as well as by offering to mediate between Ethiopia and Sudan to help peacefully resolve the ongoing border dispute between the two countries,” Ismail said.
“This is one clear indication that besides the people of South Sudan the neighboring countries and the region at large are reaping the fruits of peace in South Sudan,” he added.