Kiir- Machar agree face to face South Sudan peace talks
02 May 2014, 16:05
Juba - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has agreed to Ethiopian-mediated and direct talks with rebel leader Riek Machar aimed at implementing a ceasefire and setting up a transitional government, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced Friday.
Speaking to reporters in Juba, Kerry said President Kiir was "willing to travel to Addis Ababa in the near term, sometime early next week hopefully in order to engage in a discussion with the (Ethiopian) prime minister and hopefully with Riek Machar."
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