Former South Sudan’s Foreign Minister Deng Alor arrives in Juba for pre-transitional commitee meeting

Foregn Minister Deng Alor Kuol (File: photo)

October 10th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s former minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation who is also one of the exiled SPLM former political detainees has arrived in the capital Juba on Wednesday to attend a meeting of the pre-transitional commitee which he said is due to take place in the capital Juba.

South Sudan President, Salva Kiir Mayardiit last month formed a pre-transitional committee to oversee then pre-intierim arrangement for the formation of a transitional government of thirty-six month as per the agreement signed in Ethiopia last month.

On September 12th, Kiir and opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon signed the long-awaited reivtalized peace agreement in teh Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa raising hope to end the brutal civil war which engulfed the nation since December 2013.

Speaking to repoprters upon arrival to the capital Juba, Alor said the former detainees are for peace and that he come to the nation’s capital to make preparations for the implementation of teh agreement.

“The SPLM leaders are for peace. We have understood that our people can not bear anymore the ongoing suffering and thats why I am here,” Deng said adding that “I came to attend the first meeting of the pre-transitional committee.  I am a member of the committee, so we will discuss the program of the peace agreement,” he said.

Deng said altough the agreement might not be prefect, the South Sudanese people need peace to save them from the ongoing carnage that has been ongoing for almost five years now.

“Our people need peace, so all political parties including the SPLM-FDs have to accept the agreement,” he further said.

South Sudan descended into civil in December 2013 when a national convention for the fractured ruling SPLM party turned violent sparking armed fighting within the SPLA, South Sudan’s army.

Later on, a militia group sponsored by the South Sudan government then massacred thousands of Nuer civilians in the nation’s capital leading to protest by top SPLA generals from the Nuer who accused teh army of ethnically targetting their civilians.