Washington, DC, February 7, 2015 (SSNA) — The Troika’s countries, namely the United States of America, Norway, and the United Kingdom released a joint statement expressing their disappointment over the failure of peace talks between South Sudan’s warring factions in Ethiopia.
“The members of the Troika are profoundly disappointed by South Sudan’s leaders’ failure to reach a comprehensive peace deal at recent talks,” the Troika said.
The five members’ bloc also accuses President Kiir and rebel leader Dr. Riek Machar of pursuing their own interests over the suffering people of South Sudan.
“Ignoring the untold suffering of their people, South Sudan’s leaders have refused to make the necessary compromises to reach a peace agreement for the people of South Sudan who deserve and expect nothing less,” Troika added.
Peace negotiations collapsed on February 1st after Kiir and Machar failed to reach an agreement over power sharing. The two leaders were only able to sign a deal which allows them to conduct future peace talks.