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To attend the signing of the agreement of the southern teams in Khartoum, Bashir receives Sisi, Musseveni, Abu Ahmed, Salva Kiir and Kenyata next Sunday

To attend the signing of the agreement of the southern teams in Khartoum, Bashir receives Sisi, Musseveni, Abu Ahmed, Salva Kiir and Kenyata next Sunday

President Yoweri Museveni
President Yoweri Museveni

 

Khartoum, July 30, 2018  –  On August 5, Khartoum will meet Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Ethiopian President Abi Ahmed, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, President of Southern Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit and Kenyan President Ohoro Kinata to attend the signing ceremony of the South Sudan Peace Agreement. President Omar al-Bashir to complete peace in southern Sudan, indicating that it supports the efforts of IGAD and mediation Sudanese to bring security and stability in the south.

The regional leaders will go to Khartoum on August 5 to sign the final peace agreement in southern Sudan, although some opposition groups refused to sign the power-sharing document.

The chapter on power sharing and security arrangements will be combined with some of the points agreed upon in 2015 to form a comprehensive agreement, although the referendum issue to determine the number of mandates in southern Sudan faces serious logistical, security and funding challenges.

The former secretary-general of the party, former head of the group of ex-prisoners Pagan Amum, said allowing the issue of states to submit to a referendum would legitimize President Kiir’s regime, contrary to the 2015 agreement based on 10 states.

The source said that Dr. Mishar will not return to Juba, despite being appointed First Vice President, although he agreed to merge his forces into a single national army, the source said that the return of opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar to Juba four months after the signing of the agreement. The chapter on security arrangements says it will take four months to train the elite force to protect VIPs.

“Funding is also another challenge given that the United States has announced that it will not fund an agreement reached between a few elite groups without including the views of the people of Southern Sudan and the involvement of civil society at a time when the Trump administration is still skeptical whether President Kiir and Dr. Mishar Able to oversee the peaceful and timely transition to democracy and good governance.

Najwa Qadh al-Dam, the first adviser to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, said that the achievement of peace in the South is a top priority for Uganda, indicating that the stability of southern Sudan is stable for Uganda, Sudan and all the countries of East Africa calling on the southern parties to abide by the Khartoum agreement signed between the southern teams, : We expect the participation of President Yoweri Museveni in the final signing ceremony if conditions permit him.

 

 


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