Today, Khartoum is witnessing the signing of a peace agreement between the southern Sudanese factions and the formation of a new military force – an unprecedented one.
Khartoum, August 5, 2018 – S. Sudan’s two parties to the conflict will sign a peace deal in Khartoum today, Sudanese Foreign Minister Dr. Dardari Mohammad Ahmed said. He explained that the President of Southern Sudan, First Lieutenant Salva Kiir Mayardit will sign the government of the south, while the signing of Dr. Riek Machar for the southern opposition to agree to the agreement.
The minister added that the Sudan and southern Sudan will rely on the resources of the self-financing of the agreement, drawing on previous experiences, noting that the agreement and arrangements during the transitional period will be funded from the revenues of South Sudan oil. The minister said that this agreement is unique to unprecedented security and military guarantee. It was agreed to form a military, security and police force composed of forces agreed upon by all sides. The Sudanese and Ugandan armed forces will train, prepare and equip them. They will be deployed in the capital Juba and all southern Sudanese cities.