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South Sudan coordinating mediation efforts in Sudan: official

South Sudan is currently coordinating mediation efforts aimed at resolving the political crisis in neighbouring Sudan, an official disclosed.

“Our brothers in Sudan have accepted the region to mediate and South Sudan has been asked to lead in the coordination of the efforts to mediate. His Excellency General Salva Kiir Mayardit has been talking to heads of state and governments of IGAD [Intergovernmental Authority on Development] member states and they have asked to lead the process”, South Sudan’s Foreign Affairs minister, Mayiik Ayii Deng told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday.

According to the minister, while the regional bloc has come out to mediate, other countries in the Gulf States have also been making efforts to ensure the political crisis in Sudan is resolved so that the country returns to civilian rule.

“We are not alone. We are part of multi-national efforts, all pushing for dialogue to stop the crisis in Sudan”, he noted.

Deng, who was recently in Saudi Arabia where he struck an economic cooperation agreement with Riyadh, also commended the efforts of other western countries involved in diplomatic efforts aimed at ending the political crisis in Sudan.

Original story on Sudan Tribune

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