S. Sudan, region urged to draw detailed peace deal implementation scheme

There is need for detailed plans on the implementation of the recently signed deal on governance and power sharing responsibility, says the UN Security Council.

Leaders of the parties, including President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar, inked the deal in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, more than a week ago.

“The members of the Security Council welcomes the regions role in reaching the agreement on the outstanding governance and security issues in the peace process,” said Karen Pierce, the President of the Security Council for August.

The deal reinstates Dr. Machar as the First Vice President and provides for positions of other four deputies.

As per the resolution of the IGAD Council of Ministers, the talks have been mediated by Sudan whereby the two leaders met face-to-face for the first time since the 2016 violence.

The second meeting was supposed to be held in Kenya. However, the regional Heads of State agreed that the process continues in the Sudan.

Sudanese mediation team and experts from Kenya will lead the process of finalizing the modalities of implementation – rejuvenating different mechanisms and drawing the required matrices.

The UN Security Council “noted the considerable challenges remain on the path to peace, stability and security including the need for detailed plans for implementation,” added Karen.

“Council members expect all parties to immediately implement cessation of hostilities and ceasefire agreements and to demonstrate that commitment to fully implement and finalize a more inclusive revitalized ACRISS.”

Karen, who is the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations made the statement after a consultative meeting on South Sudan focusing on the link between conflict and hunger as well as recent developments in the peace process.

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