Khartoum: Ugandan President Agrees To Withdraws Troops From South Sudan
Sept 17, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — During their recent meetings in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, the Ugandan President, Yoweri K. Museveni, pledged his commitment to South Sudan Compromise Peace Agreement and assured the incoming First Vice President of Transitional Government of National Unity, Dr. Riek Machar, that he will “immediately” withdraw his troops from South Sudan.
South Sudan’s Machar held a closed-doors meeting with president Bashir and Museveni in Khartoum for the first time in 21 months of conflict.
According to Dr. Machar, the three leaders discussed a number of issues of IGAD-PLUS peace agreement implementation process and other related issues.
In addition to withdrawing Ugandan’s forces from South Sudan, Machar also confirms that the three leaders have tackled how to disarm Sudanese rebels in South Sudan conflict.
“In our forefront meeting, we tackled out withdrawal of UPDF troops in the time frame as stipulated in the agreement and Mr. president Museveni assured me to pull out his forces with immediate effect as agreed in IGAD-PLUS peace negotiations process.” Machar’s states.
“We also talked of disarming and repatriation of Sudanese rebels groups involved in the conflict.” Machar continued on his social media briefing.
According to article 1.6 of the Compromise Peace Agreement (CPA-II), Sudanese Revolutionary Forces comprising of Justice and Equality Movement, SLA-Minawi, SLA-Adulwahid and SPLM-North shall be disarmed, demobilized and repatriated by the state actors with whom they have been supporting within the Pre-Transitional Period, a call that Juba believes is unnecessary.
In their 12-page reservations document, the Government of South Sudan denies any present of Sudan Revolutionary Forces and urges IGAD-Plus to remove the clause stating that “we have no control over them and therefore could neither disarm nor demobilize them”.
According to multiple sources, South Sudan conflict has not spared both the Sudanese militants and former traders from Darfur and Nuba Mountains regions.
In April 2014, UNMISS reported over 200 Sudanese were killed in a mosque in Bentiu of Unity State, SPLA-IO denies.
The Chairman and Commander-in-Chief of the armed Opposition reiterates the commitment of SPLM/SPLA[IO] side to fully implement the peace agreement to end impunity and restore the youngest nation as stipulated in the IGAD-Plus Peace Deal.
“In the SPLM/A, the leadership is fully committed in faithful implementation of this peace agreement to stemmed out impunity and greatly contain the ongoing unspeakable suffering of people of South Sudan.” Machar said.
In support of the IGAD-Plus peace agreement, countries including United Kingdoms and African nations are preparing their troops for peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.
South Sudan conflict is a major item to be discussed this month at high-level on the sidelines of UN’s 70th General Assembly in New York.