December 9th, 2019

The SPLM/SPLA (IO) Peace Mechanisms conducted a consultative meeting with the SPLM/SPLA (IO) leadership in Khartoum on December 8th, 2019. The meeting reviewed progress and challenges in the peace implementation during the extended 100 days of the Pre-Transitional Period. After extensive deliberations, the meeting:

1. Encourages the peace mechanisms to move forward on the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS);

2. Regrets that the funds meant for implementation of the agreement has not yet been availed;

3. Urges the incumbent government of South Sudan to avail, on time, the remaining funds for the implementation of the pending Pre-Transitional Period activities as per the Agreement;

4. Notes with concern the delay in implementation of the outstanding critical tasks and lack of funding. Therefore, urges the Parties to the Agreement, stakeholders, mechanisms and Guarantors to adhere to the letter and spirit of the Agreement;

5. Condemns in the strongest terms possible the recent attack on our areas by SSPDF under General James Ochan Puot in Adar State. This incident is a grave violation of R-ARCSS, it is also a bad faith on the part of the Government;

6. Call upon CTSAMVM and JMCC to immediately investigate the aforementioned violation which poses a threat on the implementation of the R-ARCSS;

7. Condemns in the strongest terms possible the continued detention of the Chairman and Commander-in-Chief of the SPLM/A (IO), Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon by the IGAD;

8. Urges next IGAD Ordinary Summit to release Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon; and

9. The SPLM/A (IO) remains seized of the implementation of the R-ARCSS.


Umusozi Jali