Jan 30. 2017, the Chairman and Commander in Chief of the SPLM/ SPLA (In Opposition), Riek Machar Teny (PHD), has extended his congratulations to H.E Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea and H.E Moussa Faki Mahamat, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Chad, for their election as Chairpersons of the African Union and African Union Commission repetitively.
In his letters dated Monday (Jan 30), Dr. Riek Machar said: ” It is our hope that under your Chairmanship More efforts shall be exerted to resolve the renewed conflict in South Sudan particularly now the IGAD has relinquished this responsibility to the African Union”.
He added: ” we will cooperate with your Excellency and the AU High Representative for South Sudan, former President Alpha Oumar Konare to resolve this conflict. We want peace in South Sudan”.
It is worth mentioning that, the African Union summit had started today Monday the 30th of January, the level of Heads of State and Government, with the participation of 37 African leaders, to discuss numerous issues of interest to the African continent, including the South Sudan renewed conflict.