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President Kiir Convenes High-Level Meeting to Tackle Communal tensions

President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Thursday conducted a high-level meeting to address the recent escalating communal tensions in the greater Bahr El Ghazal region, particularly between the communities of Abyei, Twic, Apuk of Warrap State, and Marial Wau of Western Bahr el Ghazal State. The President condemned the violence in the strongest terms possible and directed the Chief Administrator of Abyei, Governors of Warrap and Western Bahr El Ghazal States to immediately de-escalate tensions and engage relevant stakeholders to restore peace between the concerned communities.

While addressing the media after the meeting, the Minister of Presidential Affairs, Hon. Bangasi Joseph Bagasoro, highlighted the unanimous call for an immediate end to hostilities and deployment of security forces to facilitate the free movement of people, goods, and services in the affected areas.

The Minister further revealed that a comprehensive document outlining the full resolutions of the meeting will be provided to the relevant institutions for implementation. He added that the high-level meeting demonstrated President Kiir’s commitment to consolidating peace and security nationwide.

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