Troika hails Sudanese parties for signing peace accord in Juba

October 5, 2020 (Thessherald)–The Troika countries, (United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway) have strongly welcomed the recent signing of the Juba Peace Agreement (JPA) between the Civilian-led Transitional Government, the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), Sudan Liberation Movement-Minni Minawi and Sudanese Alliance on Saturday in the capital, Juba.

The troika stressed in a press statement that the signing of the peace agreement heralds a new dawn of peace and prosperity for the Sudanese people – who have been affected by the decades-long civil war.

“The peace agreement marks an important step toward meeting the calls of the Sudanese people for freedom, peace, and justice, especially for those affected by conflict in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, and other parts of Sudan,” the Troika said.

“The agreement includes a ceasefire and an increase in participation from the opposition movements and conflict affected communities in the transitional government, as well as mechanisms and commitments for reconciliation, justice and resource sharing.”

The Troika commended the Sudanese government and the rebel groups for their sincere commitment and participation during the peace talks.

“We commend the parties for engaging in the good faith negotiations needed for this comprehensive agreement and thank the Government of South Sudan for its mediation efforts leading to today’s signing.”

“We also recognize the role played by the UN and other regional and bilateral partners.”

The Troika countries appreciated the ongoing dialog between the Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement–North led by Abdelaziz Al-Hilu and urged the two sides to redouble their efforts to end the conflict.

“The Troika also welcomes the recent dialogue between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North/Abdelaziz al-Hilu and encourages both sides to begin wider negotiations on ending their conflict so all Sudanese can play a part in the transitional process.”

“We call on the Sudan Liberation Movement/Abdulwahid Al Nur and the Government of Sudan to begin talks to achieve a comprehensive peace involving all the major armed movements.”

“A lasting peace will require dedicated and Sudanese-led efforts to implement this agreement in the spirit of cooperation and compromise. The Troika looks forward to continuing our support for the parties and all Sudanese in the realization of a lasting peace.”

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