We stand with the people of South Sudan: UK minister

Visiting UK State Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin , (File photo)

Visiting UK State Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin , (File photo)

July 19th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – A visiting United Kingdom minister said on Wednesday that the Royal country stands with the people South Sudan who are bearing the brand of the uncalled for bloody civil war.

In a statement to the media after visiting the UN camps, the UK minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, urged the South Sudanese leaders to demonstrate that they are committed to South Sudan reiterating UK’s support of the South Sudan people.

“South Sudan’s leaders must demonstrate that they are committed to peace and immediately silence their guns. The UK stands with the people of South Sudan who are suffering the horrific consequences of this man-made crisis,” Baldwin said in a statement.

She said her country will never abandon the people of South Sudan and their hopes for a peaceful future saying UK will provides tools to facilitate this.

“We will not abandon the people of South Sudan and their hopes for a peaceful future – which is why we’re working to bring stability to the whole region, and provide the next generation with the skills they need to begin to rebuild their country,” she said.

She said the UN sanctions last week means a sign of a strong international support for the regional-led peace effort in the young African country.

“The UN sanctions and arms embargo announced last Friday are a strong sign of international support for regional peace talks. I have seen for myself the effects of this devastating conflict. Meaningful progress will only happen if the perpetrators of violence know they will be held to account,” she further said.