UN Security Council welcomes peace accord between Sudanese gov't, armed groups

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-10 12:03:10|Editor: huaxia

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Security Council on Friday welcomed the signing of the Juba Peace Agreement on Saturday by the government of Sudan, the Sudan Revolutionary Front, and the Sudan Liberation Movement-Minni Minawi.

In a press statement, the members of the Security Council congratulated Sudan and its people for this historic achievement, which represents a significant opportunity for comprehensive and sustainable peace in Sudan and an important milestone in the transition toward a peaceful, stable, democratic and prosperous future for Sudan.

The council members commended the parties to the negotiations for their political will and commitment. They also welcomed the role of the government of South Sudan in facilitating the negotiations.

They encouraged the signatories of the Juba Peace Agreement to begin swiftly the process of implementation, particularly of key provisions pertaining to security arrangements and addressing the root causes of conflict in Darfur and the Two Areas -- Blue Nile and South Kordofan.

The council members reaffirmed their commitment to supporting the implementation of the agreement, and underscored the importance of the partnership between the United Nations and the African Union in this regard.

They urged those who have yet to join the peace process with the government of Sudan to do so immediately, constructively and without preconditions to conclude swiftly negotiations for a comprehensive peace agreement, and called on all international actors to continue encouraging non-participatory parties in this regard.

The council members expressed their solidarity with the people of Sudan and affirmed their readiness to support Sudan during the transition period. They reaffirmed their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity of Sudan. Enditem