Members of the Africa Union Peace and Security Council have arrived in the country to meet with key political and other actors in order to support efforts towards a lasting peace in the country
The team met with the African Diplomatic Corp in Juba, yesterday to exchange views on the peace process in South Sudan.
The delegation will meet President Salva Kiir and other key government officials, before travelling to Malakal for an on spot assessment of the situation on the ground.
The delegation headed by Nigeria permanent representative to AU and chairperson of peace and security council, Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, will use the opportunity to urge all South Sudanese parties to commit to the resolution of the civil war that erupted on 15th December 2013.
The delegation has been tasked to assess the challenges impeding the implementation of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan which was signed in August 2015.
The visit by the AU peace and security council comes ahead of the third phase of the IGAD-led High Level Revitalization Forum, due to start on April 26th.
Last week, the Chairperson of the AU Commission, Faki Ahmad was in South Africa, where he took the opportunity to push forward AU efforts towards peace in South Sudan.
While in South Africa , the AU commission chairperson also met with opposition leader Riek Machar and discussed South Sudan peace efforts.