Dr. Riek Machar meet with President Mogae


I had a meeting with President Mogae and three of his assistants. His message is summarized as follows:

  1. Denounce violence

  2. Declare unilateral ceasefire

  3. Join the national dialogue.

My response summarized as follows:
1. SPLM/SPLA (IO) is on self-defense.
2. Initiation of a political forum for the parties to engage on peaceful settlement of the conflict, resuscitate and review the ARCISS.
3. Cessation of hostilities to be negotiated in the forum.