S. Sudan’s arms embargo to remain in place – United Nations

South Sudanese SPLA soldiers are pictured in Pageri in Eastern Equatoria state on August 20 where they fought an armed group identified as SSAF(Photo: Gehtti Image)

South Sudanese SPLA soldiers are pictured in Pageri in Eastern Equatoria state on August 20 where they fought an armed group identified as SSAF(Photo: Gehtti Image)

February 26th 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – The United Nations sanction regime committee on South Sudan reiterated during a briefing this month that the arms embargo on the world’s youngest nation would remain in place.

This comes after the parties to the revitalized peace deal agreed to form the long-waited Reconstituted Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU).

On 7 February 2020, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan held a meeting open to all Member States during which the Coordinator of the Panel of Experts briefed participants on the Panel’s interim report dated 22 November 2019 (document S/2019/897).

The Coordinator reiterated the Panel’s main findings contained in the report related to the implementation of the sanctions regimes, particularly the arms embargo, assets freeze and travel ban, as well as other findings stated in the report S/2019/897 and follow-up information.

He also reiterated the importance of the full implementation of the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) by relevant parties towards the formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity and to commence the Transitional Period leading towards elections.

The briefing was attended by Committee members, representatives of South Sudan and the regional States, as well as interested Member States.

Following the Coordinator’s briefing, the representative of South Sudan and various representatives of the regional States took the floor, including the Central African Republic, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda, followed by members of the Committee and other Member States.

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