Engagement of regional countries "good thing" for South Sudan peace

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The UN under-secretary-general for peacekeeping operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix on Tuesday kicked off his visit to South Sudan. Photo: UNMISS

The engagement of countries in eastern Africa in a process aimed at revitalizing the peace process and bringing an end to conflict in South Sudan is a "good thing" the head of global UN peacekeeping operations has said.

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, who is the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, was speaking on Wednesday in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, following a meeting with the country's President Salva Kiir.

Daniel Dickinson reports from Juba.

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