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Regional block Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (Igad) has set a date for a face-to-face meeting between South Sudan rival leaders, President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar.

The meeting comes after the regional bloc noted that lack of consultations between the two had been hindering the enactment of the peace pact.

Igad, which brokered the South Sudan peace agreement in September 2018, has proposed August 21 for the two leaders to meet in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

“I would like to invite all parties to the agreement to attend the consultation meeting in the presence of the representatives of Igad member states,” the statement by Igad read.

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