UN Secretary-General Guteries urges gov’t to respect peace implementation

Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) addresses a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland December 18, 2015. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) addresses a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland December 18, 2015. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse…

November 12th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterries has urged the government of President Salva Kiir to respect the provisions and implementation of the revitalized peace agreement.

In a statement, a spokesman for the UN chief said Guterries also urged the government in Juba to disburse the remaining balance of the $100 million it pledged in May to pay to the National Pre-Transitional Committee to enable for the implementation of the agreement.

“The Secretary-General also urges the Government of South Sudan to support the process by releasing the pledged amount of $100 million,” the statement said.

The statement said “the Secretary-General welcomes the decision of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Council of Ministers, further to the agreement by the South Sudanese parties under the auspices of Uganda and Sudan, to extend the pre-transitional period for an additional 100 days.”

“The Secretary-General urges the parties to use this extension to make further progress on critical benchmarks, including security arrangements and the number and boundaries of states, to allow for the formation of an inclusive transitional government of national unity.

“The Secretary-General also urges the Government of South Sudan to support the process by releasing the pledged amount of $100 million through a transparent and accountable mechanism.

“As IGAD has underscored, face-to-face meetings of the leadership of the parties will continue to be crucial in maintaining momentum. The Secretary-General reaffirms the critical importance of the role of IGAD and the African Union in the political process, and the continued readiness of the United Nations to support their efforts.”

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