Opening Statement by Maj. Gen. Desta Abiche Ageno
Chairman of CTSAMVM at the 9thCTSAMVM Technical Committee Meeting
Juba, March 20th 2019
CTSAMVM Technical Committee members,
Representatives from the Board members,
Representatives from the Donor and partners,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Good morning. I warmly welcome all of you to the 9thmeeting of the CTSAMVM Technical Committee.
Since last meeting, the ceasefire continues to hold. There has been a reduction in violence in Yei area although there are still occasional clashes between parties and NAS (TC).
Tensions are building up in Wau due to cattle migration. Looting, ambush, and other forms of crime are still rampant. Accountability for violations is not seen yet.
Cantonment sites have been agreed and troops begin to assemble in some areas, but more coordination is needed. IDPs have started to return in some areas. Denial of access is still an ongoing issue. New cases were reported to CTSAMVM.
This meeting, as we adopted the agenda just now, is going to review the minutes from the 8thCTC meeting, discuss the status of implementation decisions and issues from the CTC Meeting No. 8.
As always, I hope all parties will stay within the remits of CTC, focus on the implementation of
R-ARCSS, establishing the facts and finding solutions.
I again thank all the Board members, Donor countries and partners for attending this meeting as observers. I wish this meeting to be productive and fruitful.
Now I declare this meeting is open.