Khartoum deal comes as a “ray of hope” for South Sudan

from Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission
Published on 08 Aug 2018 View Original

The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) has lauded the latest signing of the outstanding issues on Governance between Parties, terming it as a ray of hope for the people of South Sudan.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the Commission said,

“This most-recent signing strengthens efforts to revitalize the 2015 Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS), and is expected to lead to the achievement of an inclusive, comprehensive peace, restore security, stability and promote national reconciliation in the Republic of South Sudan.”

The Commission urged the Parties to commit to “an honest and effective implementation of the revitalized Agreement going forward”.

“Undoubtedly,the signing comes as a ray of hope for the people of South Sudan who have witnessed the devastation of war for far too long,” the statement read in part.

Following the signing, the Commission said, the Parties of the need to work together in good faith as efforts continue to finalise the revitalization of the remaining chapters ARCSS with consequential amendments.

“The Commission further lauds the leadership of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN), the International Community and all partners for their sustained efforts to ensure a lasting peace is achieved in the country.”