The Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mariam al-Mahdi, met the head of reconstituted South Sudan joint monitoring and evaluation mechanism, RJMEC.
The Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mariam al-Sadig al-Mahdi met in her office, this today, the general Charles Tai Gitwai, the head of RJMEC.
General Tai provided a detailed explanation of the implementation of the revitalized conflict resolution agreement in South Sudan, and the outstanding issues.
Tai pointed out that the delay present in reforming states’ legislative councils, establishing transitional justice mechanisms and the constitution-drafting commission, and forming parliament is impeding the progress of implementing many of the agreement’s provisions.
The head of the mechanism stated that the delay in graduating the unified forces is due to the great shortage of funding and the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the camps, which stands in the way of implementing the second phase of unifying the military forces.
For her part, the Minister praised the seriousness and commitment of the mechanism in performing its tasks and its contribution to maintaining security and stability in South Sudan.
The head of Foreign Affairs stressed Sudan’s keenness and commitment, as the head of IGAD and agreement guarantor, to stand on the implementation of the peace agreement.
Al-Mahdi also explained the efforts undertaken in this regard, as well as explained Sudan’s plan to enhance confidence between the leaders of the “peace parties”
The minister then urged the international community to support and finance the peace process in South Sudan.