Tomori, NCMP – The United States Embassy in Juba is urging the parties to fast-track the implementation of the peace agreement.
The Embassy Charge D’Affaires, Ambassador Jon Danilo-wicz, in an interview earlier today noted the slow pace and said more must be done to accelerate the process.
Ambassador Danilo-wicz revealed that the U.S. Special Envoy to South Sudan Ambassador Stuart Symington would be visiting Juba to engage the political leadership to find solutions to the issues delaying the process.
Earlier in November, the U.S. government said it’s policy toward South Sudan isn’t expected to change regardless of the new presidential administration, according to Jon Danilowicz.
“A priority for my government both bilaterally and as partners of the Troika … our colleagues from the United Kingdom and Norway — is to do all what we can to support the peace process,” said Danilowicz.
After months of haggling, mediators for South Sudan President Salva Kiir’s ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Party and opposition parties signed a revitalized peace agreement in 2018 and formed a transitional government the following year.
It will be recalled that on resumption, Danilowicz said the U.S. government is discussing plans to construct a new embassy compound in Juba, which he said is symbolic of Washington’s long-term commitment to South Sudan.