Chinese diplomat urges UN to help facilitate South Sudan peace implementation

Photo: Chinese deputy permanent representative to the United Nations Wu Haitao

December 19th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – A Chinese UN diplomat has urged the wider international community – UN Security Council in particular – to help facilitate the implementation of South Sudan’s revitalized peace agreement.

South Sudan government and opposition groups signed a revitalized version of a 2015 peace agreement in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa last year to end the ongoing civil war.

The parties have however been accused of lacking the political will needed for its implementation.

“The international community should enhance communication with all parties, the government in particular, listen carefully to their opinions and suggestions and provide necessary funding, material, and technical support in political and security fields in light of the needs of the country,” Wu Haitao, China’s deputy permanent representative to the UN, told the Security Council on Tuesday.

The Chinses diplomat told the Security Council that the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement, signed by South Sudanese parties last year, holds the key to the political resolution of the conflict.

He further said the international community, the Security Council in particular, should provide greater help focusing on facilitating the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement by all parties.

In this regard, Wu said, the leadership of the government of South Sudan should be respected as parties in the country bear the primary responsibility for the implementation.

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