Kerry says hopes to speak to S.Sudan rebel leader

by Reuters
Friday, 2 May 2014 11:35 GMT

JUBA, May 2 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday he hoped to speak with South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar later in the day to persuade him to meet with his rival President Salva Kiir and bring an end to the country's conflict.

Kiir had earlier told Kerry in Juba that he was willing to travel to Ethiopia where peace talks between the warring sides are being held. Kerry said a meeting between the two was "critical" to implement a failed January ceasefire. (Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Richard Lough)

Latest News
Comments Close
Kerry says hopes to speak to S.Sudan rebel leader

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. For more information see our Acceptable Use Policy.

comments powered by Disqus