AU welcomes South Sudan’s permanent ceasefire agreement

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA)   - The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union,  Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, has welcomed the Khartoum Declaration Agreement between the Parties to the Conflict in South Sudan, signed on 27 June 2018.

According to a press statement issued by the Commission on Thursday, Mr. Mahamat has urged  “the South Sudanese stakeholders to sustain the momentum set by this Agreement, in order to end the suffering of their people and bring about lasting peace and reconciliation.”

He hailed the declaration of a permanent ceasefire, taking note of the invitation extended to the AU Member States to deploy the necessary forces to supervise this ceasefire.

The Chairperson commended President Omar Hassan Al Bashir of Sudan for facilitating the meeting of opposing parties of South Sudan and acknowledged the contribution of President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda.

The statement added that the Chairperson of the Commission expressed the full support of the African Union for the ongoing face-to-face discussions between President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Dr. Riek Machar, which provide a strong basis for lasting reconciliation in the country.

He pledged the commitment of the AU to continue working closely with the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to advance peace, security and reconciliation in South Sudan, including through the efforts of the High-Level ad hoc Committee on South Sudan and those of the High Representative for South Sudan, former President Alpha Oumar Konaré of Mali.
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28 يونيو 2018 19:12:38

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