South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir vowed to end military war between his led government forces and that of the rebel grouping.
In a speech that was aired by state-run television, President Kiir agreed that he was well informed of the suffering people of South Sudan are going through saying war must come to an end.
Kiir also acknowledged that dialogue was only the best option to end the South Sudan crisis as opposed to military action that has taken years.
“As many people have talked before me, calling for peace, we want to stop the fighting,” Kiir was quoted in his speech.
“I can’t get up in the morning and all the children are crying, let us turn a new page for peace and stability in the country,” he added.
The South Sudan President has been under international pressure to stop the ongoing violence across the country and dialogue with all the opposition groups, which feel marginalized by his government.
The US recently sanctioned three of President Kiir’s allies; Information minister Michael Makuei Lueth, General Reuben Riak, the deputy army chief and General Paul Malong, the former army boss for fuelling war and corruption in the young nation.