Uhuru indefinitely withdraws from first international duty.
Former president, Uhuru indefinitely withdraws from his first international duty.
He was supposed to mitigate peace talks with the ongoing crisis in Ethiopia.
The peace talks were supposed to be held on Saturday, October 8, in South Africa. Uhuru however, notified the Chairman of the African Union, Mousa Faki, in a letter that he would be engaged therefore, not able to make it.
Uhuru stated,”Regrettably, I wish to notify your good office that I will not be able to attend the AU-Convened Peace Talks scheduled for October 8, 2022, in South Africa owing to conflicts in my schedule.”
“thank you for your dedication to the Pan-African call for peace in our continent. Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration,” he added
The former president sent a request that the mediators can consider delaying the peace negotiations, saying that he would like further information about the structure and logistics of the discussions, including but not limited to the ground rules for all invited interlocutors; to ensure his active participation
Uhuru said,”Furthermore, as we discuss the agenda for the talks, I hope that among the most urgent issues high on that agenda will be the immediate and unconditional cessation of hostilities.
“This silencing of the guns is particularly important to avail the right conditions for the consultations and negotiations while alleviating human suffering and allowing for continued access to humanitarian assistance,” he added.