SPLM/A-IO Mission to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland Congratulates SPLM/A leadership for signing IGAD-Plus’s compromise peace agreement

Press Release

London, UK, August 20, 2015 (SSNA) — The SPLM/ SPLA Mission to the United Kingdom & Northern Ireland takes this opportunity to congratulate the Chairman and Commander – In – Chief of the SPLM/SPLA, Cde Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, the entire leadership and members of the SPLM/SPLA for the responsible leadership the Chairman and his delegation have shown in Addis Ababa by signing the Compromise Peace Agreement for the peaceful resolution of the conflict in South Sudan on the set date of the 17th August 2015. 

Under his visionary and able leadership, Cde Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon has demonstrated to the entire world a rarely superb but true quality of a statesman and an unparalleled commitment to lead the masses of South Sudanese out of this government imposed quagmire. He has clearly shown that the country and its peoples’ interest always comes first by signing this peace agreement to restore peace and stability to the country.

We deeply appreciate the important role played by the members of the IGAD PLUS who facilitated the peace negotiations through their persistent pursuit of peace. We also commend and extend our appreciation to the US President Barack Hussein Obama for his personal dedication to see to it that a Peace settlement is quickly reached to stop the war in South Sudan. Our special appreciation also goes to the IGAD Chairman, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, and the IGAD Rapporteur, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta for their amazing leadership and dedications for the restoration of peace and stability in South Sudan. 

On the other hand it was indeed a deep disappointment that President Salva Kiir is yet to sign the deal. We therefore call upon the President to come forward and sign the agreement on the new deadline he has cut for himself and save the country and the people any further unnecessary sufferings, destructions and loss of lives.


Cde Dr Justin Ambago Ramba
SPLM /SPLA Representative to United Kingdom & Northern Ireland
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