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VP Taban Deng Gai pays rare visit to Machar amid warming ties

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Photo: South Sudan First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny, left, and Vice president Taban Deng Gai, right, gesture as they take photo at South Sudan presidency in Juba in February [Photo via SSBC]

Photo: South Sudan First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny, left, and Vice president Taban Deng Gai, right, gesture as they take photo at South Sudan presidency in Juba in February [Photo via SSBC]

JUBA – South Sudan vice-president Taban Deng Gai has visited First Vice-President Dr. Riek Machar Teny following his recovery from COVID-19, the disease directly caused by the novel coronavirus, aides for the two have told Sudans Post.

The rare visit by Taban Deng Gai, a former opposition official who is said to have conspired against Machar in July 2016, comes amid reports of unfolding warming of ties between the two men who both have a history of friendship and enmity.

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Machar has previously been tested positive for COVID-19.

Speaking to Sudans Post from Juba, a government official who is a close aide to Taban Deng Gai said he had accompanied the vice president to the residence of Dr. Riek Machar after Machar’s recovery from COVID-19.

“The vice-president H.E. General Taban Deng Gai has visited the First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny after his recovery from COVID-19,” the aide who refused to be named said from the capital Juba.

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Another aide for Machar separately confirmed the visit.

“It is true. The visit tood place on Tuesday and it is a great show of solidarity by vice-president Taban Deng and the Dr. Machar and defense minister Angelina Teny are grateful for it,” the official said.

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