US congratulates parties for amicably resolving outstanding issues

(Thessherald)-The United States has sent a congratulatory message and commended the South Sudanese parties for reaching an agreement on the issue of the number and boundaries of states, an outstanding task that has hindered the formation of the unity government.

“Congratulations to all parties concerned for finding the common ground necessary to announce the formation of a Transitional Government.”

The US stressed that although there are pending issues ahead, the recent compromise on the states’ issue is important and that it will open the doors to peace, reconciliation and unity.

“While much work remains to be done, this is an important milestone in the path to peace and development for the people of South Sudan.”

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit issued a presidential decree Friday evening appointing exiled opposition leader Riek Machar, a major step towards ending the conflict in the country.

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir issued a presidential decree Friday evening appointing exiled opposition leader Riek Machar, a major step towards ending the conflict in the country.

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