Top British diplomat to meet members of NPTC over peace implementation

Representatives of the TROIKA member countries (File photo)

Representatives of the TROIKA member countries (File photo)

January 7th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – The British special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Christophet Trott said on Monday that he will be going to Juba to meet members of South Sudan’s National Pre-Transitional Committee (NPTC) over peace implementation.

The British is a member of the Troika countries which also includes for United States and Norway all of whom are South Sudan’s largest aid providers.

In a brief statement on his Twitter account on Monday, Trott reiterated his country’s commitment to supporting peace in the world’s youngest nation saying he will travel to Juba to meet the members of the NPTC.

“We remain absolutely committed to supporting peace in South Sudan,” he said.

“I will be in Juba from this afternoon talking to members of the NPTC about the implementation process and how we can best support it,” he added.

Under regional and international pressure, South Sudan President, Salva Kiir and opposition leader,  Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon signed a revitalized version of the 2015 peace agreement.

The signing took place in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa following months of intense negotiations in the Sudanese capital Khartoum in a talks hosted by the Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir.

Since then,  South Sudan has been blaming lack of fund to expedite the slow implementation of agreement.

The Troika early said they will not fund a peace agreement led by the same “morally corrupt” leaders referring to the SPLM elites leading South Sudan’s peace process.