Troika urges rival South Sudan parties to find solutions for pending issues

Leaders of South Sudan's warring parties shake hands during peace talks in Khartoum, Sudan, July 2018(Photo: supplied/file.Nyamilepedia)

Leaders of South Sudan’s warring parties shake hands during peace talks in Khartoum, Sudan, July 2018(Photo: supplied/file.Nyamilepedia)

July 30th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – The Troika countries (United States, United Kingdom and Norway), have urged South Sudan’s rival parties to find solution for pending issues on the implementation of the peace agreement signed last year.

Under international pressure, South Sudan government and several opposition groups signed a revitalized version of a 2015 peace agreement in September 2018.

The step to sign the long awaited peace road map was to try to find a way in ending the the civil war which has killed thousands of people and displaced millions to foreign countries.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the Troika urged South Sudan’s peace partners to find a way to agree on solution for pending issues so that the country’s ongoing civil war is ended once and for all.

We call on the parties to redouble their efforts to resolve the most pressing remaining issues, which includes ensuring agreed security reforms are delivered, through the mobilization of necessary support,” the trio said in a statement seen by the Nyamilepedia on Sunday.

The statement further called for regular meeting between South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir Mayardiit and opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar to build confidence.

We join the region and South Sudan’s civil society in calling for regular engagement between President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar,” the statement said.

For the peace process to remain credible, it is important that the parties demonstrate their commitment to peace and meet the assurances they made in May,” the statement added.

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