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South Sudan parties urged to resolve outstanding issues ahead of November 12th deadline

South Sudan parties in Addis Ababa (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

November 1st 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan parties to the revitalized peace agreement have been urged to settle all the outstanding issues ahead of November 12th deadline in which they are expected by the agreement to form a unity government.

Speaking before a CTSAMVM Technical Committee (CTC) meeting on Friday, the chairperson of the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangement, Monitoring and Verification Mechanism General Desta Abiche said no progress has been made on the security arrangements.

“As we approach the end of the Extended Pre-transitional Period on 12 November, CTSAMVM can report that progress towards the completion of Chapter 2 arrangements has been slow,” he said.

He said the South Sudanese parties need to do more to ensure that the pre-transitional activities are completed before the end of the extended pre-transitional period on November 12th.

“Parties need to do more to make sure that all the outstanding security arrangements are completed. There remains much to be done and CTSAMVM continues to urge the Parties to the conflict to ensure that remaining processes are expedited to catch up with lost time,” he said.

“During this critical time, what is needed is for Parties to accommodate one another, make compromises and agree on concrete measures to implement the key pending tasks of the Pre- transitional Period,” he added.

“We are meeting ahead of our original scheduled date because the next R-JMEC Plenary has been brought forward to 5 November in order to allow discussion prior to the 12 November end of the Extended Pre-transitional Period CTSAMVM has been very busy in the weeks since we last met.”

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