Kiir spokesperson: Machar is free to return to Juba

Jul 25, 02:47 PM
President Salva Kiir is expected to travel to Addis-Ababa Ethiopia next week on an official visit. 

Presidential spokesperson Ateny Wek Ateny confirmed to Radio Miraya that the trip scheduled for Wednesday, is at the request of Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed.  

Ateny clarifies that President Kiir will not meet opposition leader Riek Machar, as has been reported in sections of the media. 

SPLA-IO leader Riek Machar arrived in Addis-Ababa on Sunday for meetings with officials from the African Union, the United Nations and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

Ateny Wek Ateny spoke to Sani Martin in this brief interview.