AU delegation concludes visit to South Sudan

Members of the African Union delegation to South Sudan (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

December 7th 2018 (Nyamilepedia)– The African Union High Level Ad Hoc Committee for South Sudan (C5) who are also guarantors to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) wrap up an official visit to South Sudan.

The four-day  visit by the African Union delegation commenced on the first day of December and ended on the 5th. The team was headed by the South African ad hoc committee representative. Other committee members (C5) from Algeria, Chad, Nigeria and Rwanda were also part of the mission.

In a press statement extended to the media, the ad hoc committee members said they met, while in Juba,  with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Cabinet Affairs, the African Diplomatic Corps, Civil Society, National Pre-Transitional Committee (NPTC), National Dialogue Committee, Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission
(R-JMEC), members of the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM), Eminent Persons, Troika representatives and International Partners.

The committee pointed out that, the visit demonstrates a gesture of solidarity with the people of South Sudan and to establish direct contact with the South Sudanese key stallholders.

“Subsequent to signing this agreement, the Committee decided to visit South Sudan as an expression of solidarity as well as to establish direct contact with key stakeholders involved in the peace process, in order to get a better understanding of Africa’s role in supporting the implementation of the peace agreement,” they said in a statement.

While in South Sudan the African Union delegation reiterated their commitment to working with the South Sudanese parties and ensuring that, the revitalized agreement is implemented in letter and spirit.

The African Union High Level ad Hoc Committee members C5 representing five African countries signed the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS) in reaffirmation of the African Union’s commitment to bringing peace to South Sudan.