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September 4, 2018

PCTSA workshop for South Sudan Parties kicks off

CTSAMVM launches the Permanent Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements (PCTSA) workshop.

All Parties that initialed the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) are attending the workshop that started on 3 September 2018 at the Conference Center of Higher Academy for Strategic and Security Studies in Khartoum.

JMEC Deputy Chair, Amb. Augostino Njoroge

Opening the workshop, JMEC Deputy Chairperson, Ambassador Augostino Njoroge said the workshop is taking place at a very critical phase of the revitalization process immediately after the Parties and stakeholders initialed the R-ARCSS. “This is a milestone and I must congratulate all the South Sudanese parties and stakeholders. JMEC also sees this historic moment as a demonstration of the commitment of the parties to bringing a lasting peace to South Sudan,” Njoroge noted.

CTSAMVM Deputy Chairman, Maj. General Tareq Abdelkarim welcomed the initialing of R-ACRSS and implementation Matrix of PCTSA and commended all parties for their commitment to peace.

CTSAMVM Deputy Chair, Maj. Gen. Tareq Abdelkarim

Maj. General Tareq said the R-ARCSS requests CTSAMVM to convene this workshop. “Our objectives are to synchronize understanding of the Revitalized ARCSS, to operationalize implementation matrix, to agree on the implementation modalities as well as to identify tasks and challenges. He called on the parties to seize the opportunity of the R-ARCSS, to engage in a constructive discussion, and to seek consensus on implementing the initialed agreements.

The Agreement stipulates that CTSAMVM will convene the workshop, which should be completed within 14 days of the signing of the Agreement. The workshop is being held between the initialing and the signing of the R-ARCSS for technical reasons.

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CTSAMVM is an institute of the Agreement on the Resolution of the conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS) signed by the Government and SPLM/A-IO in August 2015.