Joint Statement on South Sudan

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC
October 6, 2015
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Oct 6, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

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The Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States) express serious concern about President Salva Kiir Mayardit’s October 2 announcement that he plans to replace South Sudan’s 10 states with 28 new states. This announcement directly contradicts the Government of South Sudan’s commitment to implement the peace agreement it signed on August 26. One of the primary tasks of the soon to be formed Transitional Government of National Unity is to initiate and oversee a process to complete a permanent constitution that will address such fundamental issues as the structure of the state.

We recognize that the people of South Sudan have long been interested in the issues of federalism and decentralization. However, we strongly urge President Kiir to defer action on this fundamental matter until the Transitional Government of National Unity is formed and a national constitutional dialogue can take place.

We strongly condemn the current resumption of fighting in Unity State. This underscores the urgent need for all South Sudanese stakeholders and members of the IGAD Plus to move forward with the full and timely implementation of the peace agreement, especially the prompt establishment of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission and mandated security arrangements. We also call on the Opposition to resolve outstanding security-related issues and both to allow for full and unfettered humanitarian access.

8 comments

  • Bentiu Ramaran

    Kiir Mayardit, the world foolish president is being lectured by top world leaders for his natural stupidity and misguidance by Jang Council of Elders.

  • GatNor

    The consequences for one to not honor their signature is inexcusable. No court or a judge in this world would not let Kiir renegotiate himself from a signed comments. The text of the CPA II is by far the bible of the agreement or the Qoran or Holy text JCE beliefs from the day of its signing. Therefore, the consequences of violating such an agreement must be activated against the violators accordingly. Juba’s tribal gangs are deep in sh*t upto their chins. Advice to the JCE, for future references do not sent your primitive tribal agent Kiir to signed any document that you does not understand its contents and or if you are not willing to commit to honoring..Suckers!

    • wedjuba

      Excellent points GatNor! the president plus JCE and all the stooges and babysitters in the government are not fit to lead the country! Just imagine, if somebody in his tradition was entirely led by a cow (animal), how do you expect such individuals to lead people let alone the whole South Sudan? Our beloved country is out of order!!! We need rescue pretty quick, the thugs and ghouls must be brought down and taken to custody!!!

  • It is clear to the whole world that Nuer always are well policy making while Dinka always Kill Nuer out of Jealousy since 1947 and latter on will come back to what Nuer were proposing. Why Kill Nuer for the first time mr. Kiir Kuethpiny if you know that your government needs reform but you were busy for independent? Both Diew (Nuer) proposed Federalism with 10 State in 1947 which was seconded by Joseph Lagu (Equatoria) in 1955 and pick up by Samuel Gai Tut (Nuer) in 1980 which was championed by Dr.Riak Machar (Nuer). Again Dr.Riak reminded the whole world of proposal to 21 state but JCE were busy killing Nuer, Shuluk and Equatoria because of call to Federalism but finally copy and past the proposal Unilaterally. Congratulation Troika for exercising the right of South Sudanese. I also congratulate Kiir for accepting Pedralism and creations to more state but please wait for legislators of TGNU to sort this out.

    Agumut, Deng II and the rest:

    Kiir has let you down, you will be silence for long on media but i want you to come out publicly in appreciation to Both Diew, Joseph Lagu, Samuel Gai Tut and Dr.Riak Machar for liberating your country from all dumb minded politic of New Sudan from Abdhala Deng Nhial, Dr.John Garang, Bona Malual, Abel Aliar and Salva Kiir Mayardit

    • GatNor

      Thanks for that brief history of the struggles of the people of Southern Mr. Torbaar. I told those cowards it will be rewritten for the sake of putting it in its rightful place and not as distorted by jelous tribalists of united secular sudan bigots.

    • Please I am proud of Mayen Abun the Capital of Twic East. Very very Fertile area of South Sudan,it is flooding in December and February with a lot of Fishs, a Gift from God. Our people will change it. I feel sorry that our intellectuals have been supporting only our enemies for years,but it is ok. This is a movement to change your own areas and a part of South Sudan.Rich Mango of Mayen Abun are not from Maridi ,Yambio or Wau.
      My relatives never being to Equatoria.

  • Yes presiden salva kiir is took the red horse on 6 oct 2015.is divide south sudan in to 28 state that masa presiden is drike red horse.salva lealu