Juba — The famous South African Bishop and activist, Desmond Tutu is in Juba to support African Union High Implementation Panel to realise peace between the two Sudans after a series of failed talks in Addis Ababa.
Desmond Tutu who is heading the delegation of African elders arrived in Juba on Friday after a brief meeting with the chief mediator of African Union High Implementation Panel at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia.
Briefing the press at Home and Away after a warm reception by the President of the Republic Salva Kiir Mayardit, Tutu said their presence in South Sudan is to work on how the two countries of Sudan and South Sudan can become viable states.
He stated that that there is nothing the two states can do to separate them from being neighbors. "Whether north and South Sudan want or not, they are going to remain two different states. Failure to embrace peace is going to be serious on both sides," Tutu warned.
However, talks between Sudan and south Sudan resumed last week but reports indicate security agenda remains to be an obstacle.