President Yoweri Museveni today afternoon left for the Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa to join his counterparts from Kenya and Ethiopia for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) led peace summit on South Sudan.
President Museveni arrived in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa later in the evening ahead of the consultative meeting on the IGAD led peace process on South Sudan.
The President, who is in Addis Ababa at the invitation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, was received at Bole International Airport by Dr. Fasil Nahum, Minister and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister and members of the Ugandan community in Ethiopia.
The President was later joined by Sudan President Omar Al-Bashir for a closed meeting with their host ahead of the consultative plenary meeting tomorrow Sunday August 16th, 2015.
Bashir last week sent a message and snubbed the Kampala IGAD summit on South Sudan attended by Uhuru Kenyatta and Dasalegn.
At the Kampala meet, Museveni, according to rebel chief, Riek Machar, changed the proposal for peace talks favouring the Juba government.
Machar, in a release, condemned the act saying Museveni had colluded with president Salva Kiir to derail the peace process.
Yesterday, Kiir pulled out of the talks saying Machar had lost control of the opposition and government had no one to negotiate with.
The presidential press secretary, Lindah Nabusayi, says President Salva Kiir and his rival Riek Machar are expected to attend tomorrow’s meeting.
IGAD has been pushing to secure a peace deal in the face of deep divisions among warring factions in South Sudan and had pushed for a final deal to be signed on August 17, 2015.