By Bida Elly David
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation this week reiterated South Sudan government’s readiness to brief Sudan on the final touches of the peace roadmap drafted to pave way towards the end of the transitional period of the current government.
This development transpired following the visit of the Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diplomatic relation Ali-Al-Sadiq who shared bilateral concerns with President Salva Kiir on the affairs of the two countries.
The meeting was attended by the Minister of Presidential Affairs Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin and the national Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mayiik Ayii Deng.
Speaking to the media on Monday, Mayiik Ayii underscored that Sudan being one of the peace guarantors is mandated to know the status and the stage that the government of South Sudan has reached in regards to the execution of the remaining provisions within the agreement.
“H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit briefed the Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation that the political parties are having consultative meetings on the proposed roadmap and hopefully once it has been finalized, Sudan will be the first country to be briefed with the final agreed roadmap as one of the guarantors of the Revitalized peace agreement,” Mayiik quoted.
Mayiik further echoed that the Presidential meeting with Sadiq also deliberated ways through which the two countries could foster the existing trading, political bilateral relationship that will shape their progress in several areas of concern to boost easy movement of citizens across the two nations.
He underscored that there are many pending areas of discussion that remained paused due to the on-going focus that the government of South Sudan is running to ensure that the peace agreement is implemented without any jeopardizing factors that will passively block its process.
On his part, Ali Al Sadiq the Sudanese Foreign Minister jagged out their commitment to ensure that the agreement through the roadmap is implemented with pending hitches among political parties.
He viewed that Sudan was enthusiastic to stand and aid the process until its execution through political ideas that would enhance all skeptical political parties involved in the agreement to develop the will for the betterment of the country’s progress.
He appreciated the efforts President Kiir has invested by bringing in parties involved formerly to the agreement to deliberate on the drafted roadmap that will uniformly transform the conflicting areas into harmony.