Official permanent ceasefire document signed by South Sudanese leaders

2018-06-29 08:48:37 Written by  Martin Plaut Published in English Articles Read 155 times

 

by Martin Plaut

Khartoum S Sudan

The president of South Sudan and his former vice president signed a peace deal on Wednesday 27 July in a bid to end their country’s protracted civil war.

The rivals — President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar, who leads the largest rebel group fighting the government — met for the first time in two years last week. The civil war has lasted for more than four years and has plunged South Sudan, the world’s youngest country, into a humanitarian crisis.

Despite the agreement, signed in neighboring Sudan, many worry that a lasting resolution to the conflict is still a long way off. Peace deals signed by both leaders have fallen apart in the past, and the war now involves numerous smaller parties. Just two years ago, the pair struck a similar agreement that soon unraveled.

Here is the official document signed by all concerned. Khartoum Declaration

Martin Plaut | 28/06/2018 at 12:58 pm | Tags: Ceasefire, Khartoum Declaration, peace, South Sudan | Categories: Africa, South Sudan | URL: https://wp.me/p1OD48-3D0

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