South Sudan Requests International Support for Transition to Democratic Republic
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon. Amb. Dr. James Pitia Morgan, has urged the international community to provide assistance in South Sudan’s transition towards becoming a democratic republic.
This appeal was made following a meeting with the US Ambassador to South Sudan, H.E Amb. Michael J. Adler on Thursday.
Hon. Morgan expressed South Sudan’s commitment to holding free, fair, and inclusive elections in December 2024, emphasizing that the political space necessary for these elections to occur already exists.
He assured the public that the government would not support violence in any form and encouraged citizens to prepare themselves for the upcoming elections.
Additionally, Hon. Morgan called on ambassadors present in the country to inform their respective nations that the deployed forces in South Sudan are tasked with safeguarding territorial integrity and maintaining law and order.
In response, the United States Ambassador, H.E. Michael J. Adler, expressed his administration’s anticipation of progress towards holding credible, peaceful elections in South Sudan by December 2024.
He highlighted the importance of establishing a political and civic space that allows for the expression of diverse views and enables fair competition among potential candidates.
Ambassador Adler also stressed the need for politically neutral security forces, including a unified national police and army under a single chain of command.
South Sudan’s request for international support in its transition towards a democratic republic reflects a commitment to ensuring a peaceful and inclusive political process.
The country’s intention to hold credible elections and create a politically neutral security environment signals a positive step towards sustainable democracy.