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JMEC calls for a united front in seeking peace in South Sudan

The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) has reiterated its call for a unified regional, continental and global approach towards the full implementation of the South Sudan Peace Agreement.

Speaking during a visit by a delegation of the Pan-African Members of Parliament in Juba yesterday, JMEC Chief of Staff, Amb. Berhanu Kebede said the full implementation of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict of South Sudan (ARCSS) holds the key to peace and stability in the country.

“Any effort made by the international community should feed into the successful implementation of the Agreement,” Amb. Kebede said. The Pan-African Parliament (PAP), also known as the African Parliament, is the legislative body of the African Union (AU) and has it headquarters in Midrand, South Africa. It was formed to ensure development and economic integration of the continent.

Honorable Victor Phesheya Hlashwayo led the six-team delegation with representatives from Uganda, Swaziland, Chad, Genuine Bissau, Ghana and Kenya including members of Secretariat.

Amb. Kebede also briefed the MPs on the Intergovernmental Authority on Development-led High Level Revitalization Forum and the regional efforts geared towards bringing the warring parties, including estranged groups towards inclusive implementation of the ARCSS.

“This is a rich country that can come out of this quagmire if only peace is restored. There are 6 million people that are now food insecure in a country that is supposed to be the food basket of the region,” he said.

“Warring parties should be ready to resolve their differences politically and accommodate one another for peace to endure in this country,” he said.

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