Juba, South Sudan – IGAD Ambassadors to South Sudan have expressed their support for the government’s efforts to implement the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS). In a meeting with South Sudan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon. Amb. Dr. James Pitia Morgan, the Ambassadors commended the government on the formation of the Reconstituted National Constitutional Review Commission, Reconstituted National Election Commission, and Reconstituted Political Parties Council.
Minister Morgan also noted the deployment of the first batch of the Unified Forces, highlighting it as a significant milestone towards achieving peace and stability in the country. He called on the international community to lift sanctions and the arms embargo against South Sudan in support of the peace process.
The ambassadors from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a body currently comprising seven countries in the Horn of Africa, expressed their solidarity with the people of South Sudan and pledged their support for the government’s planned elections. They also emphasized the importance of peace in the region, stating that “peace in Sudan is a peace for all of us in this region; peace in Somalia is a peace for this region; peace everywhere in this region means peace in Africa.”
The meeting was attended by the Eritrean Head of Mission to South Sudan, H.E. Yohannes Teclemichael; the Ethiopian Head of Mission to South Sudan, Nebil Mahdi Abduahhli; the Deputy Head of Mission of Sudan, H.E. Jamal Malik Ahmed; H.E. Abdihakim Abdillahi Omar; the Head of Mission of the Federal Republic of Somalia; and the Charge d’affaires of the Republic of Djibouti to South Sudan, Hassan Robleh Mahamoud.