KHARTOUM – South Sudan’s vice-president for Hussein Abdelbaggi has asked the government of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for at least $10 million that will help the government fund the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement, according to a top aide who is in Khartoum with the vice-president.
South Sudan government and a number of rebel groups signed a revitalized version of a 2015 peace agreement in 2018. The deal meant to end the country’s post-independent deadly conflict has however seen setbacks one of which is the lack of willingness by the government to fund the deal.
Speaking to Sudans Post in an interview this afternoon, a foreign ministry official who is also on the Khartoum visit with Abdelbaggi said the South Sudanese vice-president met Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Sudan and non-resident Saudi ambassador to South Sudan in Khartoum and commended the Kingdom’s peace efforts in the region.
“On Sunday, H.E the vice-president president of the Republic of South Sudan met with the ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Sudan and non-resident Saudi Ambassador to South Sudan H.E Ali Bin Hassan Jaafar and discussed the role of Saudi Arabia in the region as a dominant power,” the official who requested not to be named said from Khartoum.
“The vice-president commended the role of the Kingdom and appealed for $10 million to help fund the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement and to also help support the implementation of the Juba peace agreement signed by the Sudanese parties in October last year,” the official concluded.