JUBA – South Sudan’s First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny has this afternoon met with Troika and EU envoys including visiting United States envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Donald Booth, according to a statement seen by Sudans Post.
The United States Department of States announced earlier this week that Booth was visiting Juba for a four-day tour to access the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement which has seen setbacks especially on the security arrangements as parties stuck in chapter one of the agreement.
“The visiting top Envoys from the Troika member countries and ambassadors from the European Union (EU) held a lengthy meeting with the First Vice President, H.E. Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, in his office today, Tuesday, 11th May, 2021,” Machar’s office said in a statement seen by Sudans Post.
According to the statement, the Troika Envoys include Donald Booth from the United States of America (USA), Robert Fair-weather from the United Kingdom (UK) and Endre Stiansen from Norway.
“The meeting discussed the status of the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCISS), its progress and challenges and the way forward,” the statement said,
“In a televised statement after the meeting, the US Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Donald Booth, said they came to acquaint themselves with the status of the peace process and to encourage the parties to speedily progress,” it adds.
The United States diplomat said according to the statement that “reminded of a letter authored by the Troika to the Presidency of the Republic of South Sudan, in which they urged the leaders to make headway in the peace process before the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the independence of South Sudan on 9th July, 2021.”
“He added that they will also meet with other senior government officials in the country.”