Kiir, Machar reach breakthrough on pending issues, agree to form TNLA

The main signatories to the peace deal reached a major breakthrough on Tuesday in the capital, Juba, and agreed to form the Reconstituted Transitional National Legislative Assembly and the Council of States before mid-February.

The statement issued today by the Minister of Presidential Affairs, Nhial Deng Nhial further reaffirmed the agreement reached yesterday by the Presidency.

“Further to the Press Statement issued on the outcome of the meeting of the Presidency that was held yesterday Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021, the Ministry of Presidential Affairs hereby wishes to declare that the said meeting also resolved that the (R-TGONU) shall finalize the reconstitution of the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (R-TNLA) and the Council of States on or before February 15, 2021.”

On Tuesday, the Presidency convened a meeting and agreed that:

• The unification of the top echelons of the Army Command shall be expeditiously carried out to pave the way for the commencement of the process to integrate all forces into a single National Army under one unified command.

• The graduation of the first batch of the Unified Forces currently in the various Training Centers across the country be conducted without further delay, notwithstanding the lack of equipment essential for their graduation and launch preparations to admit the next batch of trainees to the Training Centers.

• H.E, the First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny, accompanied by some Vice Presidents and Ministers shall undertake a tour of different areas of the country for the purpose of disseminating (R-ARCSS).

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