June 13, 2018 / 12:54 PM / 5 days ago

South Sudan rebel leader to attend talks with president in Khartoum

JUBA, June 13 (Reuters) - South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar has accepted an invitation from the Ethiopian Prime Minister to talks with South Sudanese president Salva Kiir in Khartoum next week, a spokesman for Machar said on Wednesday.

“The Movement welcomes this invitation ... it will go a long way in building confidence in the peace process,” the spokesman said in an emailed statement. (Reporting by Denis Dumo Writing by Maggie Fick Editing by Catherine Evans)

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