The Secretary-General met today with President Salva Kiir of South Sudan, to discuss the latest developments in the country. The Secretary-General urged in that regard President Kiir to resume talks with Mr. Riek Machar, in the context of the IGAD-led process, and ensure the full implementation of the 9 June Agreement signed in Addis Ababa.
The Secretary-General informed the President that he had conveyed a similar message to Mr. Riek Machar, and called on the two parties to rapidly agree on the composition of the transitional government.
The Secretary-General further called on the President to continue to fight impunity and ensure full accountability for human rights violations committed in South Sudan. He informed the President of the steps taken by the United Nations to beef up the capacities of UNMISS, consistent with the relevant Security Council resolution, to enhance the protection of civilians and support the verification mechanism set up to monitor the implementation of the 9 June Agreement.