Khartoum, August 23, 2018
The conflicting parties in southern Sudan affirm their desire to implement the peace agreement
The conflicting parties in south Sudan have confirmed to the government and opposition groups in a joint statement their full commitment to the implementation of the Khartoum Peace Agreement and that they will work for a peaceful society based on justice and equality and respect for human rights and the rule of law.
The parties, according to a statement issued by IGAD on Tuesday, acknowledged that the ongoing fighting since 2013 has caused much suffering to the people of south Sudan and are determined to try to reach compromises on disputed issues in one spirit through the Khartoum Peace Agreement, which addresses outstanding security and governance issues.
The parties regretted that they did not respect the Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities, the Protection of Civilians and the Delivery of Humanitarian Assistance. The parties renewed their commitment to respect the Agreement to allow the local population movement and improve their daily lives in implementing the Peace Agreement.
The parties hailed the efforts of regional governments to support peace negotiations and the role of the Sudanese government in bringing together the parties in Khartoum to overcome disputed issues and reach a satisfactory agreement.