Yoweri Museveni
Yoweri Museveni

Riek Machar, in a State House statement issued on Tuesday said he is ready to support any peace initiatives to stabilize South Sudan.

Yoweri Museveni
Yoweri Museveni

“I want to start a new chapter of peace and friendship,” Machar said in a meeting held late on Monday in the western Ugandan district of Masindi.

Machar, who led a 15 member delegation, briefed Museveni on the progress and steps so far taken to fully implement the negotiated peace process in South Sudan.

Museveni pledged Uganda’s continued support to ensure that lasting peace returns to South Sudan.

South Sudan has been embroiled in a political crisis after troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and Machar, his former deputy, clashed in the capital, Juba, in 2013.

There have been regional efforts to pacify the country. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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