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IGAD FMs to meet in Juba over peace agreement implementation

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July 18, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Foreign Ministers of the east African regional bloc (IGAD) will meet in Juba on Sunday to discuss the report of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) on the implementation of South Sudan’s peace agreement, said Sudan’s Foreign Ministry.

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President Salva Kiir (L) and rebel leader Riek Machar (R) attend the signing a ceasefire agreement during an IGAD summit on the South Sudan crisis in Addis Ababa on 1 February 2015 (Photo: Reuters/Tiksa Negeri)

South Sudan’s peace agreement signed in Addis Ababa in August 2015 failed following the eruption of hostilities in the capital, Juba in July 2016. The conflict has since spread to Equatoria and Bahr El Ghazal regions, which were initially considered peaceful during the earlier periods when violence broke out in mid-December, 2013.

Last month, South Sudan’s Minister of Information Michael Makuei said Juba would host a meeting for the IGAD countries and the Chiefs-of-Staff of Chiefs of the countries participating in the regional protection force during July.

The director of the Neighbouring Countries Department at Sudan’s Foreign Ministry Bukhari Ghanim said his country’s delegation to the IGAD meeting in Juba would be headed by the foreign minister Ibrahim Ghandour.

He told the semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) Tuesday that Sudan works within the framework of the IGAD countries to achieve peace in South Sudan, pointing to the existence of a number of joint committees between Juba and Khartoum.

The Sudanese diplomat called for the need to make further official and popular contacts between the two countries, pointing to the importance to achieve understandings on the outstanding issues between Juba and Khartoum.

South Sudan seceded from Sudan on July 9th, 2011 following a referendum on whether the semi-autonomous region should remain a part of the country or become independent. 99% of the southern voters chose independence.

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  • 19 July 2017 15:38, by James

    I really fill pity when South Sudanese are expecting this crisis to be solved by IGAD. IGAD and AU are two crippled puppets of the west. Can any one give me a proof of any single achievement of these two organization in the region or in Africa? IGAD and AU are dead bodies serving the interest of their masters in the West.

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  • 19 July 2017 22:03, by garrak1520

    Kiir knows it but it is in his interest to work with those stooges, with Museweni holding the stirring wheel. South Sudan will never be at peace as long as Kiir is president is Museweni is running Uganda. Machar has to be part of the negotiation in order to achieve peace. The other moron, Taban is another stooge. Really sad for a country with so much potentials.

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