According to secretary for foreign affairs Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth in SPLM / IO, Since yesterday April 18 until today April 19, 2016 the coordination to airlift the Chief of General Staff of the SPLA (IO) 1st Lt. General Simon Gatwech Dual and the Guards of the First Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan H.E Dr Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon has been very difficult.
The landing permits to Ethiopia is secured today April 19, 2016.
The Landing permit for Juba is not yet secured as of now. It is now 2:45 PM January 19, 2016 and we are working hard to secure this in Juba. General Taban Deng Gai is trying his level best to secure this permit now from National Security and Foreign Affairs of South Sudan. If the permit is secured the airplane can leave from Khartoum, Sudan to Gambella which takes 1 hours and 30 minutes flight.
The First Vice President will be arriving tomorrow April 20, 2016 if all goes well.