The newly elected President of Ethiopia Sahlework Zewude arrives in Juba, Southern Sudan today on October 31, 2018, to participate in a peace treaty signing ceremony.
On her Arrival at Juba Airport Sahlework is welcomed by Riek MacharPresident of South Suda and other higher government officials.
On September South Sudan’s President, Salva Kiir signed a peace agreement with rebel factions in the Ethiopian capital to end a civil war that has killed at least 50,000 people, displaced two million.
South Sudan’s government and opposition forces and head of stats of other nations are expected to attend the peace treaty signing ceremony to be held in John Garang square in the capital, Juba.
In addition to Sahlework, representatives from Uganda, Sudan and Kenya will give a speech in the ceremony, according to the Office of the president of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
A week ago the long-serving diplomat Ambassador Sahlework Zewde was appointed as president of the federal democratic republic of Ethiopia in the country’s history.
Ambassador Sahlework Zewde has just been sworn in to become the fifth, and the first female president, since the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front came to power in 1991.