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JUBA - 13 Mar 2023

AUMISS, IGAD, UNMISS urge South Sudan to expedite peace implementation

The African Union Mission in South Sudan (AUMISS), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Monday called on the unity government and all stakeholders to increase the momentum for the implementation of the peace agreement. 

The peace guarantors welcomed a meeting between President Salva Kiir Mayardit and First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny on 10 March 2023, to discuss the status of the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) and the recent Decree and Republican Order swapping ministries.

"Following consultations with high-level Government parties by AUMISS, IGAD, and UNMISS, the partners wish to once again encourage renewed focus by all signatories to the Revitalized Peace Agreement as outlined in the Roadmap, for its full and timely implementation," a joint statement said.

"AUMISS, IGAD, and UNMISS encourage the parties to maintain collegial collaboration, continuous consultations, and consensus-building in the letter and spirit of the Revitalized Agreement. The partners reiterate their full support for the efforts of all stakeholders and the leaders of South Sudan towards the success of the peace process and the completion of the Roadmap," the statement concluded.