Arab League welcomes formation of unity gov't in South Sudan

Source: Xinhua| 2020-02-23 22:06:47|Editor: yhy
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CAIRO, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- The Arab League welcomed on Sunday the formation of a new national unity government in South Sudan.

In a statement, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, secretary general of the Arab League, congratulated the leaders of South Sudan on forming the new government, describing the move as an important step toward building the pillars of security and stability in the country.

He expressed the support of the Arab League for South Sudan in implementing the remaining terms of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan signed in 2018.

Aboul-Gheit also called on the international community to continue supporting South Sudan and its people for the peace process to be ultimately crowned with success.

On Saturday, South Sudan formed a transitional unity government, after years of civil war in the the youngest country in Africa.

Riek Machar, South Sudan's former rebel leader, was sworn in as the first vice president of the new unity government.