Home | News    Saturday 3 October 2020

UN, EU, Troika hail Juba agreement as great step towards inclusive peace in Sudan


A guest holds a banner reading "Comrade al-Hilu and Comrade Abdel-Wahid, we are waiting for you so that the peace will be complete" on 3 October 2020 (ST photo)October 3, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The United Nations, European Union and Troika countries welcomed the signing of the inclusive peace agreement between the Sudanese government and armed groups and called for its full implementation.

The Juba agreement for peace in Sudan marks an important development in the national efforts to translate the three slogans of the Sudanese revolution Freedom, Peace and Justice towards a democratic rule at the end of the transition.

But, other groups still did not sign a peace agreement despite their adherence to the revolution’s principles. the SPLM-N of Abdel Aziz al-Hilu which is part of the Juba process but wants a clear separation between the state and religion and the SLM led by Abdel Wahid al-Nur as it calls for an internal peace conference.

In a video message at the signing ceremony, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the Juba Peace Agreement "signals the dawn of a new era" for the people of Sudan and also "a milestone on the road" to sustainable peace and inclusive development in the war-ravaged and impoverished country.

Guterres further called on the non-signatories groups to join the process before to stress that "Ensuring successful implementation will require sustained commitment and collaboration of all parties for the well-being of the people of Sudan".

The UN, EU and Troika praised the South Sudanese role and its efforts to bring the Sudanese parties to the negotiating table and mediated peace deal which will benefit the two Sudans.

The European Union’s foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell hailed the historical achievement of the Sudanese parties saying it should pave the way for an inclusive and comprehensive peace in Sudan.

Borrell further urged the signatories "to implement the different aspects of this peace agreement in good faith and with (a) continued spirit of collaboration" and pledged that the EU will "continue to support the country’s political and economic transition",

For their part, the Troika countries, including Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States, said the Juba agreement marks an "important step toward meeting the calls of the Sudanese people for freedom, peace, and justice".

The three countries, which sought in the past to promote peace and democratic reforms in Sudan, recalled that "A lasting peace will require dedicated and Sudanese-led efforts to implement this agreement in the spirit of cooperation and compromise".

The leaders of the neighbouring countries and IGAD group who were present at the signing ceremony called on the international community to provide the needed financial assistance for the implementation of this agreement.

Also, the leaders of the armed groups intend to visit a number of countries including the Gulf region to call for their support to the process.

In a meeting held on 12 August, the Friends of Sudan group underscored that "sustainable peace and democracy require the continuous support of the partners for the transitional government and timely and effective implementation of economic reforms agreed with the International Monetary Fund program".


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Invisible female victims of armed militia attacks in Darfur 2021-01-08 15:19:56 By SIHA Network* On October 19th 2020, an armed group burned down the IDP camps of Oum Assal, Babanousa and Om Zegerat in Gerida locality. Gerida locality is composed of a number of villages (...)

Account Inventory for December Revolution in Sudan 2020-12-19 20:34:35 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman This article comes against the backdrop of Sudan's Third Revolution as some like to call it, two years later during which Much has been achieved but risks still remain, (...)

SPLM pinning tales of lies to cover up failures! 2020-12-17 20:03:56 by: Khor Dol Kai It should be very clear, by now, that no single progress will be made or ever made-whether in short or long run-to reverse the damages already done and the seeds of division (...)


Latest Press Releases

Sudan: Performing arts is not a crime, assaulting women and artists is! 2020-09-20 08:54:28 The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Sudan is still struggling with militant Islamist ideology KHARTOUM: Central Khartoum Primary Court issued a verdict against five (...)

Civil Society Statement in Response to The Law of Various Amendments 2020-08-14 07:11:00 A Collaborative Civil Society Statement in Response to The Law of Various Amendments (Abolishing and Amending Provisions Restricting Freedom) – Exposing ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ Sudanese women (...)

Remarks by SRF leaders at the Friend of Sudan meeting on peace 2020-08-13 07:58:58 Chairman of the Friends of Sudan Conference, Your Excellency, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Prime Minister of Sudan and the participating team from the (...)


Copyright © 2003-2021 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.