UK calls for full implementation of peace in South Sudan

Ambassador James Kariuki. Photo:

New York/Juba, March 8, 2022 (SSNA) — The United Kingdom said it wants the 2018 revitalized peace agreement to be fully implemented, saying it is the only way for the people of South Sudan will have “positive change.”

In prepared remarks to the United Nations Security Council, UK Deputy Permanent Representative Ambassador James Kariuki told the Council that the United Kingdom supports full execution of the agreement.

“It remains our sincere hope that full implementation of this peace agreement will deliver positive change for the South Sudanese people,” Kariuki said during the briefing on Monday.

The ambassador also urged the Security Council to renew UNMISS mandates and added that “lack of progress on the unification of forces and their redeployment” is a big concern.

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