UN urges immediate withdrawal of Sudanese rebel forces from foreign countries

The UN Security Council Committee on Sudan has called on the Sudanese rebel groups that are not part of the Juba Peace Agreement to withdraw from foreign countries, or else they will be classified as terrorists.

“The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) concerning the Sudan considered the final report of the Panel of Experts, submitted in accordance with paragraph 2 of resolution 2508 (2020) (S/2021/40).”

The Committee is urging the Juba Peace Agreement (JPA) signatory movements to stop recruiting fighters, in violation of the JPA, including in internally displaced persons’ camps.

The United Nations urged the Darfurian rebel factions to join the ongoing peace process or face tough measures, should they fail to comply with the orders.

“The Committee is also urging the Darfurian major non-signatory groups to engage in peace talks with the Government of Sudan as soon as possible. If they fail to comply, and therefore constitute an impediment to peace, the Committee would consider listing those individuals or entities on the 1591 Sanctions List.”

The United Nations accused the Sudanese rebel forces of being a source of instability in the whole region.

“Furthermore, the Committee is urging the JPA signatory movements to withdraw their forces from foreign countries completely, in line with the JPA. If they fail to comply, and therefore continue to pose a threat to regional stability, the Committee would consider listing those individuals or entities on the 1591 Sanctions List,” the UN threatened.

Last year, the Sudanese transitional government and opposition groups signed a peace agreement under auspices of the South Sudanese government.

According to the terms of the agreement, the parties agree to abide by international law by refraining from recruiting refugees and pulling out their forces from foreign countries.

French President Macron applauds Kiir for achieving peace in Sudan

Oct 7, 2020 (Thessherald)–The French special envoy to South Sudan and Sudan, Jean-Michel Dumond, paid a courtesy visit to President Salva Kiir on Wednesday and delivered a congratulatory message from French President Emmanuel Macron.

The French government hails South Sudan’s leader for successfully achieving recently signed Sudanese Juba Peace Agreement on 3rd October 2020.

According to the Presidency, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Deng Dau Deng said that the President of France, Emmanuel Macron extended his message of Congratulations to his South Sudanese Counterpart President Salva Kiir for successfully mediating the Peace Agreement of Sudan.

Deng Dau added that, the meeting also discussed the progress of the implementation of the Revitalised Peace Agreement as well as the Sudanese Peace Agreement.

On his part, Emmanuel Macron’s Special Envoy, Jean-Michel Dumond said that the Government of France pledges it’s full support to the Government of South Sudan to implement the Peace agreement of South Sudan and Sudan.

In addition, Jean-Michel said, they discussed the support of France’s Government to help South Sudan through UN Security Council to ensure that the sanctions on South Sudan are lifted for the the smooth implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreement.

Source: Office of the President.