November 10, 2019
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Called upon the guarantors and the Parties In South Sudan’s peace accord to urgently operationalize the new Mechanism agreed upon in the Entebbe Tripartite Summit of 7th November 2019.
In its 69th Extra-Ordinary Session held in Addis Ababa today (November 10) to deliberate on the status of the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) and the way forward, the Council of Ministers of the IGAD appreciated the Communique of the Tripartite Summit convened in Entebbe (Uganda) that extended the Pre-Transitional Period by one hundred (100) days to enable critical pending pre-transitional tasks to be completed. According to the Council’s communiqué issued today, the extended period would be effective from 12th November 2019.
The Council also noted that critical pending pre-transitional tasks that are crucial for the formation of the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU) particularly relating to Transitional Security Arrangements and the determination of the number and boundaries of states are still outstanding.
Noting some civilian centers still remain occupied by SSPDF and SPLM/A-I.O. forces, the Council expressed its concern and urged SSPDF and SPLM/A-I.O. forces to immediately vacate all remaining civilian centres and populated areas and be cantoned in barracks and cantonment sites respectively pursuant to the provisions of the R-ARCSS.
The representatives of the Troika on South Sudan (USA, UK and Norway), European Union, and Japan were also present at the session.
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