‘We are happy with president’s commitment to form peace next month,’ says US ambassador
United Nations Security Council, led by South Africa and the United States, has said that they are committed to support South Sudan peace implementation.
Amb. Jerry Matthews Matjila from South Africa said that UNSC is fully committed to support South Sudan in implementation of peace agreement.
“If we don’t use this time to implement peace agreement, it will take time to do so. We are not here just for round up but we are here to provide support peace implementation,” Amb. Jerry Matthews said Saturday while meeting South Sudan warring party’s signatories to peace agreement.
He urged South Sudanese leaders to resolve all the outstanding issues and speak language of peace, and he also urged all the leaders to take care of their people by compromising each other.
“What [opposition leader Riek] Machar wants is not impossible but we need political leaders who can compromise,” he said.
U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft said they are not happy with Machar’s demands.
“We are not happy with Machar’s statement that peace will be jeopardized if his security arrangement and number of issues are not resolved but we are happy with president’s commitment to form peace next month,” Craft said.
“As leaders, it is your responsibility to lift up those you serve and realize the hopes of your people. Now it is time to recommit to the ceasefire agreement and a nonviolent future. Now is the time to move closer to full implementation of the peace agreement. Now is the time to make compromises necessary to form a credible transitional government. We call for your commitment that South Sudan will not return to war,” the U.S. ambassador said.
Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth said that government is ready to form transitional government on Nov.12.