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The JMEC Secretariat has fully resumed its mandated mission in Juba on the 3rd of September 2016, after weeks of temporary operations in Addis Ababa. Since its return, the Chairperson of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) former President H.E. Festus G Mogae held consultations with the United Nation Security Council delegation which was on a working visit to South Sudan from the 2nd to the 5th of September 2016.

The Chairperson expressed his appreciation to the UN Security Council delegation for undertaking this timely visit to South Sudan. He under scored the importance of the visit in reassuring the government and the people of South Sudan of the partnership of the International Community in general, and the United Nations in particular, with the government and people of South Sudan, in bringing sustainable peace to the nation.

The Chairperson briefed the delegation on his diplomatic engagements, with the IGAD Chairman, H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of South Sudan, several South Sudanese TGoNU cabinet Ministers, South Sudanese representatives to JMEC, and representatives of the International Community including UNMISS, TROIKA, EU and IGAD ambassadors.

The JMEC Chairperson expressed his unflinching commitment to assist TGoNU in its implementation of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of  South Sudan. The Chairperson also stated his plan to engage in the next few days with all major stake holders in the peace process including the leadership of TGoNU at the highest level.

JMEC Secretariat

06th September 2016

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