Ambassador Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth meets South Africa Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in Johannesburg

Johannesburg, June 2, 20114 (SSNA) — Former South Sudanese Ambassador to the United State Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth met Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa and African National Congress (ANC) His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa in Johannesburg, South Africa, today, June 2nd 2014.

Amb. Gatkuoth briefed Deputy leader Ramaphosa on the following issues:

1. The May 9th 2014 Agreement between President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Former Vice President and Chairman of SPLM/A (In Opposition) Dr. Riek Machar Teny.
2. The need to bring peace and stability in South Sudan.
3. The need to have SPLM Intra party talks resumed to re-unite SPLM.
4. And the next round of talks scheduled on the 9th of June 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The South Africa’s Deputy President expressed readiness of the ANC and South Africa to help South Sudan to have peace and stability again and SPLM to be united and govern the country as the ruling party.

Amb. Gatkuoth appreciated the role of ANC and South Africa for supporting South Sudan during and after the war in 2005 by training over 1,500 South Sudanese Administrators in South Africa and also for their continuous support to bring peace and stability in South Sudan’s current conflict, which erupted on December 15, 2013.

Amb. Gatkuoth also paid courtesy call to Honorable Speaker of South Africa National Assembly Honorable Baleka Mbele who is also the National Chairperson of the African National Congress (ANC).

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