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South Sudanese President Urges International Community to Support Peace

April 4, 2018

By Deng Machol
President Salva Kiir

President Salva Kiir

Juba – South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has called upon the international community to support the peace process and the national dialogue for the restoration of peace and stability in the restive Country, East Africa youngest nation.

President Kiir, who spoke during dinner organized at the State house on Monday, an occasion of the glorious Easter Day, acknowledged the importance of the international community in the peace process.

The event was attended by national Ministers, Advisors, and foreign diplomats including business people.

The country’s president acknowledged that peace cannot be realized without international backing, urging the opposition to cooperate on matters related to peace and stability in South Sudan.

President Kiir remarks comes after the third round of peace revitalization forum was scheduled on the end of April this year.

President Kiir urged the ambassadors and foreign diplomats accredited to Juba [presence in the occasion] to convey the message of peace to their government that his government is committed to corporate with the international community.

Kiir said the international community must back the peace process and that the opposition should work for peace in South Sudan., adding that they must join efforts and cooperation to restore stability.

The Country’s president said the opposition parties must accept the option for peace to reach an agreements on the transitional arrangements that will lead to the elections as a democratic mechanism for the peaceful transfer of power.

 

Earlier, the United States has placed 15 South Sudanese oil-related companies whose revenues have allegedly contributed to the ongoing crisis in South Sudan.

In February this year, the Trump administration imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan due to continues civil war.

South Sudan attained independence from Sudan in July 2011 after a referendum, becoming the world’s newest country.  But after two years a country returned to another civil war, which broke out in December 2013, after power struggling between Dr. Machar and President Salva Kiir, leaving the country devastated in its wake.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed and millions of the people have displaced from their homes since the outbreak conflict in late 2013 in Juba.

Despite global and regional efforts to salvage the East Africa’s youngest nation, the warring leaders have lack of political will to end the conflict.

As the third round of talks is about to resume in the Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, broke by IGAD plus, the Africa Union, AU, Troika countries and United Nation Security Council has threatened to consider an arms embargo and sanctions against individuals who are obstructing to the peace.

 

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