African Union headquarters
African Union headquarter

The African Union (AU) said on Sunday that an AU delegation is on a five-day visit to South Sudan to urge South Sudanese parties to commit to the resolution of the civil war that erupted in mid-December 2013.

The delegation of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the pan-African bloc is led by Bankole Adeoye, permanent representative of Nigeria and chairperson of the PSC for this month, according to an AU statement.

The PSC mission followed the visit by the chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, to South Africa, where he met South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar.

The PSC delegation is expected to interact with all South Sudanese stakeholders, as well as with African and international actors, to assess the challenges that are still impeding the implementation of the 2015 agreement on the resolution of the conflict in South Sudan, the AU statement said.

Deeply concerned by the humanitarian situation in South Sudan, the PSC delegation will visit the city of Malakal as part of its field mission, according to the statement. Enditem

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