FCO Minister James Duddridge welcomes first meeting on South Sudan peace agreement in Juba on Friday 27 November
Ahead of the meeting, Mr Duddridge said:
I share the concern of my Troika partners, the United States and the Kingdom of Norway, that South Sudan’s leaders have not formed a new transitional government within the agreed 90-day timeline of the August peace agreement. The fighting continues and the humanitarian situation is becoming worse. South Sudan’s people deserve much better.
I welcome President Mogae’s announcement that the first Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) meeting will be held in Juba on 27 November. It is vital that all parties participate fully. I call on the opposition and former detainees to attend the JMEC launch and on all South Sudanese parties to work with President Mogae. Those who decide not to participate will be undermining the agreement, which will only lead to the further suffering of the South Sudanese people.
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