Vice-President of South Sudan, was a former leader of the armed opposition

Вице-президентом Южного Судана стал бывший лидер вооруженной оппозиции

Riec Machar on Saturday, February 22, was sworn in as the first Vice-President of South Sudan

The former leader of the armed opposition Riec Machar on Saturday, February 22, was sworn in as first Vice-President of southern Sudan at the presidential Palace in Juba. About it reports RBC-Ukraine with reference to DW.

The head of state, Salva Kiir appointed him as his Deputy after agreement was reached on forming a government of national unity. According to experts, this step gives us hope for a speedy conclusion of the civil war in the country.

It is reported that the signing ceremony was attended by the head of the governing Council of the Sovereign of the country, Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, as well as the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed and the President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

As recalled by South Sudan radio Tamazuj, along with Mushrom the oath of office in Juba must bring three other Vice-President, Kiir appointed in accordance with the peace agreement in 2018.

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