Sudan pledges to tackle command structure in Juba

March 31, 2022 (JUBA) – The Sudanese government has pledged to address the dispute over the unification of the command structure in South Sudan, warning of its impact on regional and global security if it does not is not well managed.

Sudanese Defense Minister Yassin Ibrahim Yassin has pledged his country’s commitment to help South Sudan break the impasse resulting from differences over how to handle key provisions of the 2018 peace accord .

He specifically cited the security arrangements under the revitalized peace accord.

The minister urged South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and his Deputy Riek Machar to work together to unite the country and start a process to identify comprehensive changes that will strengthen the rule of law, unite South Sudanese, deepen constitutionalism and launch a comprehensive reform process to consolidate this momentous opportunity.

“Issues of peace and security are not matters of a single political organization in the state of South Sudan or the Republic of Sudan. It is a problem of regional and international community,” Yassin told the state-owned company. SSBC.

According to the Minister of Defense, the Chairman of the Sovereign Council of Sudan, General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan visited Uganda and presented the Ugandan leader and his cabinet with a proposal, which was accepted.

The same proposal, he pointed out, was presented to South Sudanese President Salva Kiir who also accepted it and made an important decision.

“If there are problems, the other parties will have to present their views within the framework of the security arrangements and the spirit in which the negotiations continue,” Yassine stressed.

The Sudanese official commended the Juba delegation led by Kiir’s security adviser, Tut Gatluak Manime, for its proposal on the unification of the army command and the graduation of the unified forces to the Sudanese government.

He also congratulated President Kiir for agreeing to resolve the dispute over the unification of the high command and the graduation of the unified forces.

Sudan is the current chairman of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and one of the guarantors of the September 2018 peace agreement, alongside Uganda.


Ida M. Morgan