Sudan Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok
Sudan Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok

The government of South Sudan on Tuesday condemned an assassination plot against Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok that was successfully foiled.

Rafael Nhial Kulang, spokesperson of South Sudan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation termed the assassination plot as barbaric and drawback on efforts to achieve lasting stability in neighboring Sudan.

“The government of South Sudan condemns in strongest terms the barbaric act launched by the enemies of peace and stability of our sisterly Republic of Sudan,” Kulang said in a statement that was aired through state-owned- radio South Sudan Broadcasting Cooperation (SSBC) on Tuesday.

The Sudanese premier survived an assassination attempt in Khartoum Monday morning when his convoy came under a bomb attack.

Kulang urged the Sudanese parties to hold peace talks in Juba to continue with the negotiation in order to bring lasting peace and stability to the country.

“We encourage the transitional government of Sudan and its people to stand firm and follow the ongoing peace process,” said Kulang.

The Sudanese peace talks hosted by South Sudan were on Monday extended for another one month to enable the warring factions to address outstanding issues. Enditem

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