South Sudan President, Salva Kiir, and his rival, Dr. Riek Machar, are expected to travel to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia for peace talks.
On Wednesday, the leadership committee, comprised of members from the government, the SPLM in Opposition and the Former Political Detainees, completed negotiations on the proposed Compromise Agreement.
The committee, according to Eye radio, disagreed on power sharing at national level and in the Upper Nile region, the demilitarization of Juba, the scope of a ceasefire and the system of governance during the transitional period.
The spokesperson of the government delegation, Minister Michael Makuei, told the radio, chief negotiators from the three sides briefed the mediators on the areas of disagreement.
“We have agreed to disagree on those outstanding issues, and after that it will be for the mediators to make the necessary preparations for the principles to come and meet and probably discuss and agree on these outstanding issues,” Makuei said.
The SPLM in Opposition wants Juba and all the state capitals to be demilitarized.
In this case, a third party would provide security but the government says it cannot handover security to another party.
The SPLM-IO also wants the ceasefire to be extended to the whole country.
Meanwhile, IGAD-Plus mediators also reduced the number of delegates from the warring parties and the former political detainees.
There will now be twelve members from all the sides to help them reach consensus.
Meanwhile, Kiir and Machar were also sceduled to meet the chairman of East African regional bloc IGAD Thursday.