(EBC; August 7, 2018) – The African Union Commission hails the agreement signed by South Sudanese parties on outstanding issues of governance in the country.

Chairperson of the Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomed the signing of the Agreement on Outstanding Issues of Governance, on 5 August 2018, in Khartoum.

The agreement constitutes an important step in ending the conflict in South Sudan and the suffering inflicted on its people, he noted.

Pledging AU’s support to the IGAD-led process, Mahamat urged the South Sudanese parties to sustain the momentum arising from the signed agreement by implementing the commitments they have made.

Similarity, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the agreement signed by the South Sudanese parties on 6 August 2018 in Khartoum and urged them to implement it in good faith.

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