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South Sudan parties agree to form interim government by November 12

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By Reuters
South Sudan parties agree to form interim government by November 12
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardit sits with ex-vice president and former rebel leader Riek Machar before their meeting in Juba, South Sudan, September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Samir Bol   -   Copyright  SAMIR BOL(Reuters)

JUBA (Reuters) – South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed to form a transitional government by the middle of November, the country’s information minister said on Wednesday.

“The parties discussed minor issues and the principals agreed to establish transitional government by 12th November,” Michael Makuei Lueth, the information minister, told reporters.

(Reporting by Denis Dumo; Writing by Duncan Miriri; Editing by Hugh Lawson)