Kiir calls world leaders to support Sudanese peace

By William Madouk

President Salva Kiir Mayardit has called on the international community to rally behind the Sudanese government and support the implementation of pending provisions for the Juba peace agreement.

The head-of-state made the plea yesterday during the signing of 3rd amendment of timetable matrix for implementation of the Sudanese peace deal signed in Juba two years ago.

“Any of you in this hall are aware of challenges that come with peace implementation, for any agreement to be implemented one has to have both financial and material resources something that is missing in the case of Juba Peace Agreement,” Mayardit said.  

“For this reason, I appeal to the international community and friends of Sudan to provide such need and support to help the parties to implement the remaining provisions of the agreement,” he added.

He also called on the hold out groups to join negotiation table to fast-track the execution and to achieve comprehensive peace in Sudan.

“I would like to once again call upon General Abdelaziz Adam El Hilu, the leader of the SPLM-North and Gen Abdul Wahid Mohamed al Nur, the leader of the Sudan Liberation Movement to seriously consider joining the Juba Peace Agreement,” he said.

He added “lasting peace in the Sudan will remain elusive until these leaders join the peace train and help to restore stability and ensure shared prosperity for Sudan” the President echoed.

Kiir said the annexure to Juba Peace Agreement signed is a positive milestone towards forging unity of the internal front.

“Armed with this annexure, the Government of Sudan can now engage in dialogue with the holdout groups, other political forces and civil society groups on how to achieve a comprehensive peace in the Sudan,” he urged.

South Sudan mediation Committee said they have recorded poor implementation score that is only 2 percent.

According to the Mediation team, the political instability in Sudan and lack of funding have led to slow execution of the peace deal asserting that if these matters remain unsolved it could disrupt peace.

Salwa Adam Binnaiya said some tracks to the Juba peace agreement recorded zero in terms of performance. 

“There are some tracks that did not register any progress step. Only two tracks did well and this are Two Areas [South Kordofan/Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile state] and Darfur though not satisfactory result,” she noted.

Sudan has been through a number of civil turbulences since the overthrow of former president Omar al-Bashir in 2019.

The civilian revolution led to a transitional period designed to bring about a new, democratic settlement for the country.

Yet, in October 2021, Sudan’s military together with civilian allies – overthrew the interim structures and effectively ended that journey to civilian rule as a result international community refused to support the peace until civilian rule is restored.

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