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South Sudan Peace Forum: IGAD, civil society discuss outstanding issues

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The opening session of the revitalization forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 18, 2017 (ST)
April 11, 2018 (JUBA) - IGAD special envoy for South Sudan discussed with the civil society groups the outstanding issues in the peace revitalization process as part of the ongoing preparation to resume the process by the end of this month.

The IGAD mediators suspended the second phase of the High-Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) last February and worked on new proposals on the security arrangements and the power-sharing during the transitional period.

The process is scheduled to resume on 26 April, but through these separate consultations meetings, the mediation team hopes to narrow the gaps between the HLRF parties, prior to the next reconvening of the Forum.

In a statement released after the meeting, the IGAD said Special Envoy Ismail Wais met the representatives of the South Sudanese Civil Society Stakeholders to the HLRF to discuss key outstanding issues at the Forum, including positions of the various parties and possible compromises.

"The consultations meeting tackled the key areas of disagreements on governance and security arrangements at the HLRF," said the statement.

Under governance, the meeting discussed: the composition of the transitional government; structure of the government; responsibility sharing; number of states and size and composition of the Parliament.

On security arrangements, the two sides examined: timeframe for reintegration/unification of forces and approach to the formation of one national army; security for Juba during the Transition; demilitarization of civilian centres; cantonment of forces and Security sector reform or establishment of new security services.

At the end of the meeting, "the representatives of the Civil Society and stakeholders at the HLRF made recommendations for considerations by the Parties at the HLRF".

(ST)

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  • 12 April 01:20, by lino

    IGAD???!!!
    Be serious or exist!!!

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  • 12 April 07:42, by Lenin Bull

    IGAD!, out standing issues cannot be discussed with civil societies. They can be discussed seriously with contending parties because they are at the heart/core of the conflict! It look like no peace is coming really to South Sudan. CEPO proposed dissolution of the national army, and parliament! That speaks volume.

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    • 12 April 07:52, by Midit Mitot

      South Sudan conflict has become huge and endless project to IGAD, IGAD is not serious on the matter.

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  • 12 April 07:43, by Sunday Junup

    I don’t know why IGAD deal with shadow of an elephant. You can never kill elephant by spearing its shadow. IGAD should be serious or quit mediation

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  • 12 April 07:47, by Lenin Bull

    SPLA-IO has started the war now violating CHP and targeting humanitarian workers in Bentiu, and Yei. IGAD, TROIKA, US, and UN are silent on that SPLA-IO flagrant misbehavior! Tomorrow, it will be alleged that it is the government blocking humanitarian access when IO is killing, kidnapping, and looting them.

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