Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn met with Nihal Deng Nihal, chief negotiator of the Government of South Sudan on Tuesday (March 25). The Prime Minister urged the Government of South Sudan and the SPLM/A-in-Opposition to observe the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement and resolve their political problems through round table dialogue.
Prime Minister Hailemariam stressed that the senseless bloodshed in South Sudan should stop unconditionally. Nihal Deng Nihal said his government appreciated Ethiopia’s unreserved support for resolution of the crisis in South Sudan and he requested it to continue its support to the ongoing IGAD-led mediation efforts. The Special Envoys of IGAD announced the resumption of the second phase of talks on Tuesday.
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