South Sudan’s foreign minister has again said his government is committed to the implementation of the peace agreement signed last August between rebels loyal to former vice president Riek Machar and the Juba government led by President Salva Kiir.
This came as South Sudan announced Monday that its forces have begun withdrawing from the capital, Juba in line with an August 26 agreement.
But Foreign Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin said now is the time for the international community to make good on its promise to provide the necessary logistical support for the implementation of the peace agreement.
“As you know, when our president, Salva Kiir Mayardit signed on the 26 of August the agreement on the resolution of conflict in South Sudan and we immediately declared a permanent cease-fire and as soon after that instructed the army commanders to start the relocation of SPLA troops to 25 kilometers. And today of course the process started to move government troops to the located area,” he said.