August 7th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – World leaders have welcomed the signing of the South Sudan peace agreement which took place in the Sudanese capital Khartoum by South Sudan government and a number of South Sudan opposition groups.
On Sunday, South Sudan President, Salva Kiir Mayardiit and opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon along with other representatives of armed and non-armed South Sudan opposition groups signed peace deal in the Sudanese capital Khartoum.
The South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) and the SPLM (FDs) also signed the agreement despite early objection.
On Tuesday, the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, urged the warring parties in South Sudan to fully implement the latest peace deal to end the country’s five-year civil war, noting the collapse of previous efforts according to UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq.
“The secretary-general urges all parties to work in good faith and demonstrate their commitment to fully implement and to finalize the agreement as soon as possible,” he said.
The Chinese government according to the spokesman, Hua Chunying, welcomed the agreement and urged all the parties to implement the deal so as to restore peace and stability in the young African country.
“We call on South Sudan’s conflicting parties to implement the peace deal and restore peace and stability at an early date,” Chunying said.
He added that his Government is ready to provide any necessary assistance needed by the would-be formed Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU).
In a press statement issued on Monday, the Turkish government said they welcome the signing of the agreement.
“Turkey welcomes the conclusion of the ongoing negotiation process, held between the government and the opposition parties under the auspices of the countries in the region in order to bring an end to the civil war in South Sudan, with the signature of the power sharing agreement in Khartoum on 5 August 2018,” said a brief statement issued by the Turkish foreign ministry.
The statement further said the end of the conflict will serve the interest of the people of South Sudan.
“We believe that successfully putting the said agreement into effect will serve to the prosperity and well-being of the friendly people of South Sudan as well as to the security and stability of the countries in the region,” further said the statement.
For his part, the head of the UNMISS, David Shearer said the agreement is a big step towards achieving peace in South Sudan.
“The deal is a big step forward in terms of bringing peace in South Sudan,” he told reporters, from the capital, Juba, on Monday.