Overall security situation improving in most part of South Sudan: ceasefire monitors

Major General Ibrahim Abdeljellil, CTSAMVM Chairman, speaking during the second board meeting of the ceasefire monitoring body (Photo credit: CTSAMVM)

October 11th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – The overall security situation in South Sudan is improving in most part of the country since the signing of the revitalized agreement in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa between government and opposition forces, the Chairman of Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements, Monitoring and Verification Mechanism  (CTSAMVM), Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Abduljelill have said.

South Sudan government and opposition groups signed the long awaited revitalized agreement in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa last month to end the five-year old brutal conflict which started in December 2013 following flare-up of violence during a national convention for the ruling SPLM party.

Speaking during a meeting of the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements, Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM) Technical Committee held in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Wednesday, October 10th, the (CTSAMVM) Chairman announced that the security situation is improving across the country.

“I am pleased to report that overall the ceasefire appears to be holding in many parts of the country, however we have serious concerns about certain areas,” the CTSAMVM Chairman told the members of the technical committee.

General Ibrahim further reminded the committee of their task which is ensuring that a permanent peace and stability is returned to South Sudan so as to create a conducive environment for returnees to resettle.

“We are here to help ensure peace and stability is returned to South Sudan and to create an environment that will allow all the displaced people return to their homes. This committee is a critical component of the ceasefire framework and we should not underestimate the seriousness of our work,” he said.

The meeting in the Sudanese capital is the second of its kind to the peace monitoring body with a similar meeting taking place last month following the signing of the agreement in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

“CTSAMVM stands ready and able to support this process and by working together I am confident we can accomplish our goals,” Gen. Ibrahim added.