The Chairperson of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) Chairperson H.E Festus Mogae on Tuesday held discussions with President Salva Kiir and the First vice President Taban Deng Gai of the Republic of South Sudan.
During the meeting, the chairperson gave an update on the regional consultations that culminated in convening of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Extra-ordinary Summit in Addis last month, aimed at revitalizing the implementation of the Peace Agreement.
The Chairperson met the two leaders separately in Juba and outlined the objectives of the High-Level Revitalization Forum, such as the need for parties to propose “concrete measures” to restore the permanent ceasefire, return to full implementation of the Agreement and develop a revised timeline towards democratic elections.
The Chairperson Mogae outlined the revitalization process is not a re-negotiation of the Agreement but “a window of opportunity” for all parties and other estranged groups willing to return to or join the implementation to do so within the framework of the Agreement.
“The success will depend on the willingness by all parties to make concrete proposals and make compromises for the sake of peace in this country,” he said.
President Mogae also sought the perspectives of the two leaders on the revitalization process and their recommendations on how the process can be made to achieve the desired goals.