UN Security Council urged to renew South Sudan arms embargo

South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir attends a medals awarding ceremony for long serving servicemen of the South Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) in the Bilpam, military headquarters in Juba. Photo: Reuters

May 2, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – The European Union (EU) has urged the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to renew the arms embargo imposed on South Sudan, the world’s war-torn youngest nation, in July 2018.

In a statement on Thursday, the EU said it “strongly supports the setting up of transitional justice institutions and urges the Government to establish the mechanisms foreseen by the peace agreement, not least to take the lead in establishing the Hybrid Court for South Sudan.”

“The EU calls on the UN Security Council to renew the arms embargo and stresses the need to have it enforced,” the EU statement ads.

The EU said fulfillment of the security arrangement provided for in the revitalized peace agreement was crucial.

“The fulfilment of the security arrangements, including the unification or demobilization of all ex-combatants, must have as a primary aim to ensure safety and security to all citizens, irrespective of their political or ethnic affiliation,” it said.

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