JUBA – The Troika countries (United States, United Kingdom and Norway) have reiterated their calls for the parties to urgently recommit themselves to the full implementation of the revitalized peace agreement, one year after the formation of the Reconstituted Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGONU).
In a statement issued in Juba on the first anniversary of the formation of the R-TGONU, the powerful countries said progress made during the past two years since the signing of the agreement has been slow and limited, calling for improvement in the parties’ efforts to implement the whole agreement.
“Much work remains and there is an urgent need to implement R-ARCSS in full. Progress made over the past year has been too slow and too limited. Critically important are the immediate formation of State Governments and the re-constitution of the Transitional National Legislative Assembly and Council of States,” the statement seen by Sudans Post reads in part.
“The Troika endorses and reiterates the call made by African Union and Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Ambassadors to improve conditions in training centers and accelerate the graduation and deployment of the Necessary Unified Forces. We will continue to work closely with IGAD and the regional guarantors to reach common objectives on the peace process and an agreed roadmap for implementation,” it added.
The Troika further welcomed the endorsement by the Council of Ministers on January 28 of a roadmap for implementing Chapter 5, including the establishment of the Hybrid Court for South Sudan; the Commission for Truth, Reconciliation and Healing; and the Compensation and Reparations Authority.