UN says South Sudan peace can only be achieved within the framework of the 2015 Agreement

AU in a past session. Photo: Pan-African Parliament/File

Addis Ababa, January 29, 2017 (SSNA) — The African Union (AU), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and the United Nations (UN) have agreed that a peaceful political solution to South Sudan ongoing civil war can only be achieved if parties to the ongoing civil war stick to the August 2015 compromise peace agreement. The UN, IGAD, and AU agreed at a consultative meeting held at the sideline of the African Union 28th conference.

The UN, IGAD, and AU agreed at a consultative meeting held at the sideline of the African Union 28th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government that the 2015 peace deal is the best way to find a lasting peace in South Sudan.

In a joint statement obtained by the South Sudan News Agency, IGAD, AU, and the UN discussed ways to bring about a peaceful solution to the South Sudan and said they are committed to a lasting peace in the war-ravaged young nation, warning South Sudan civil war could escalate into “mass atrocities.”

“The African Union (AU), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and the United Nations (UN) held a joint consultative meeting on South Sudan on January 29, 2017, on the margins of the African Union 28th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa,” the statement reads in part.

“The AU, IGAD, and UN, expressed their deep concerns over the continuing spread of fighting, and risk of inter-communal violence escalating into mass atrocities, and the dire humanitarian situation in South Sudan. The AU, IGAD, and UN reaffirmed their continued and collective commitment in the search for lasting peace, security and stability in the country. They further stated that there can only be a political solution to the conflict, within the framework of the 2015 Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS),” the document further explained.

The meeting was chaired by Ethiopian Prime Minister and Chairperson of IGAD Hailemariam Desalegn and attended by Chairperson of the AU Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The three agencies said they were brief by AU’s High Representative for South Sudan, Alpha Oumar Konare, and JMEC chairman Festus Mogae.

The group further said Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, and other senior officials of the three organizations were also in the attendance.

The UN, IGAD, and AU call on the warring sides to end the fighting and urged for the inclusive political process. The organization also commended JMEC Chairperson for his work and “encouraged the AU High Representative for South Sudan to undertake active shuttle diplomacy towards ensuring the inclusive of the National Dialogue and the ARCSS implementation, in close consultation with the JMEC Chairperson, the UN and IGAD,” adding that they are committed and determined to further enhance their cooperation in support of the peace process.

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  • The UN, the US, the UK, their creepy NGOs and some of their sleazies in between are wasting their times and everybody else times. There will be no more damn negotiation of anything to do with South Sudan and the South Sudanese people in foreign hotels, bars and brothels any kind whatsoever.

    Whoever wants peace should come back to South Sudan and implement the current deal. Otherwise, they can just shut the f-ck up and hang themselves if they don’t want to come.

    The UN and it creepy NGOs and the rebels they slyly support have made the current conflict in South Sudan as their own way of making a living. They just want endless peace negotiations in foreign hotels, bars and brothels to continue indefinitely so as to continue making their living. What the bunch of hyenas!

    Their rebels have been told time and time again to come and join the South Sudanese people on the national dialogue and reconciliation, but the UN, their creepy NGOs and some sleazy criminals in between want another round of peace negotiation in foreign hotels, brothels and bars.

    Well, fellows. Do your damn new round of peace talks your selves and implement it your selves in those foreign bars, hotels and brothels and no one will be a party to damn new peace negotiation.

    Enough is enough with this endless peace negotiation.

  • Rev. Andrew W Henry
    January 30, 2017 1:17 am

    Such a minset is what first led the nation into the current crisis.

  • let us use diplomacy to address our problems as s.Sudanese with respect to international organizations like the UN

  • Kuch, ya Jang!, what are you yapping about? Your demon elders plan is coming crumpling on you huh? I thought your Jaang rule, dominion and brutality against your fellow Jinubin would bring joy and wealth to Jaang Folks. What happen? Why are you so mad and unhappy? Isn’t everything going your ways? Please enjoy and follow your demon elders 200 years fake vision of Jaang rule. UNMISS present in Juba is actually a benefit to safeguard your dinka president.

  • Dr Umuro Wario
    January 31, 2017 6:23 am

    I totally agree. The 2015 deal is the best to move South Sudan forward. Hope the warring parties come together for the sake of humanity there.

  • Comment *my dear people of south sudan, pls embrace peace. we do not have war in nigeria but bad governance is causing everubdy headache what more of full blown war like your country. God has blessed S/sudan richly. i see your country in the nxt 20 years robbing shoulder wt d likes of Nigeria, egypt, ghana n Sout afric but not in war like dis. from ogira ejaa. nigeria

  • Yes is true, but Riak should be call back when we need to have peace in south Sudan, without Riak there be no peace forever when he is still a life


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