Sudan’s follow up committee informs UNITAMS of important decisions coming-up
Sudan’s Supreme National Committee of the Juba peace agreement implementation follow up, informed UNITAMS that it will issue important decisions in the coming days regarding the establishment of the joint peacekeeping forces.
The transitional council’s deputy chairman, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo (Hemedti), Chairman of Sudan’s Supreme National Committee supervising the Juba peace agreement implementation follow up, discussed with the delegation of the UN integrated mission “UNITAMS”, headed by Volker Peretz, the implementation follow up.
Dagalo received the delegation in his office at the Republican Palace in Khartoum on Wednesday.
He expressed Sudan’s thanks and appreciation for the great help received from the mission.
The delegation was briefed on the progress of the implementation of the Juba Peace Agreement, and praised the continuous communication that the mission is making with the government.
Volker Perthes stated in a press statement that the meeting dealt with a number of outstanding issues related to the implementation of the Juba peace agreement.
According to Perthes, the First Deputy informed him that the follow up committee will issue important decisions in the coming days regarding the establishment of the joint peacekeeping forces composed of regular forces and peace partners.
Adding that these decisions will receive great attention from the international community, which is monitoring developments in Sudan.
More keenly, the international community is especially focused on the implementation of the Juba Peace Agreement.
In a press conference on Tuesday, Perthes admitted that there are real challenges facing the transition in Sudan.
The mission representative expressed concerns regarding delay in the implementation of the Juba Peace Agreement, particularly the issue of security arrangements.
He stated that there are those who attribute the delay to a lack of resources, while others tie it to a lack of political will.
The mission also considered that the presence of several armies in one country a threat to its stability.
Perthes called for the necessity of finding a road map to build a single army under the umbrella of the constitution.
He explained that the plan he is concerned with is not short-term, but rather realistic and growing, and considered that this relates to Sudan’s sovereignty.
The delegation head noted that the United Nations has extended the mandate of UNITAMS for another year, and said that it will continue with the same strategic goals until the end of the transitional period.