CTSAMM MEDAL CEREMONY FOR OUTGOING CEASEFIRE MONITORS
On 6th October 2017, The UK Ambassador to South Sudan, Alison Balckburne, was the Guest of Honor at the CTSAMM medal ceremony to acknowledge the efforts of outgoing ceasefire monitors. The outgoing monitors have served a total of one year with the CTSAMM and have been part of the monitoring and verification teams that monitor the ceasefire in 16 different locations across South Sudan. The CTSAMM Deputy Chairman, Major General Tariq Abdelkarim, opened the event by welcoming the UK Ambassador and thanking the UK for their continued support to the CTSAMM. The UK Ambassador then spoke on the important role CTSAMM plays in the peace process.
“Your work helps ensure that we understand the fighting that is taking place. As we all know, the sad and very concerning fact is that is that widespread conflict continues to afflict South Sudan, despite declared ceasefires. The human and humanitarian consequences are on a scale which is both shocking and completely unacceptable”.
In closing the Ambassador thanked the ceasefire monitors for their contributions and gave assurances of the continued support of the UK to the IGAD led peace process.