June 1, 2006 Sudan Tribune
report (Khartoum) June 1, 2006:
Chairman of the Parliamentary Group of SPLM at the National Assembly, Yasir Arman, said that the First Vice-President and Chairman of the SPLM, Salva Kiir, would meet within the coming 72 hours in Yei town in south Sudan with the leaders of SLM, Abdelwahid Mohamed al-Nur, and Minni Minawi, in the presence of leaderships of Darfur.
He did not rule out participation of the leader of the JEM, Khalil Ibrahim, in Yei meeting.
Shortly before the deadline expired, the AU spokesperson Nourredine Mezni said efforts were still underway by southern Sudan ex-rebel chief, now Sudanese First Vice-President, Salva Kiir to "persuade those who did not sign" the pact to do so.