Prime Minister of Sudan Abdallah Hamdok flew to the capital, Juba for a two-day state visit and following his observations, the Prime Minister praised President Salva Kiir for implementing the country’s revitalized peace agreement.
In a meeting held on Thursday the prime minister applauded South Sudan leaders, Kiir in particular, who have played against all odds in the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement. “Mr. President, if you look back to three years ago, the whole world was gambling that South Sudan would collapse and the peace agreement would not be implemented,” Hamdok said.
Furthermore, Hamdok said “Today, you are moving solidly to implement the agreement. So, we commend you and commend your leadership. No peace agreement will pass without challenges, but I am sure with resolve and determination, you will be able to overcome them and we are here to support in the context of the IGAD and context of Sudan.”
The revitalized version of a 2015 peace agreement was signed by Kiir and his first deputy Dr. Riek Machar in September 2018. This ended a seven-year-old conflict in February 2020 with the appointment of Machar, the leader of the main armed opposition group SPLM-IO, as First Vice President. Observers and International community have expressed fears that the peace agreement may collapse given lack of will to implement most important provisions of the agreement by the parties.
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