Fulltext: SSOMA’s Statement on Rome Resolution on Monitoring and Verification of CoHa
The South Sudan Opposition Movements Alliance (SSOMA) is informing its entire membership, supporters, South Sudanese at large and the International Community that it has together with the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GRSS) signed Rome Resolution on Monitoring and Verification of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (CoHA), December 2017 under the auspices of the Community of Sant’Egidio.
The resolution was witnessed by [the] majority of the signatories to the R-ARCSS, the IGAD Special Envoy, IGAD Implementation Mechanisms, UNMISS and the International Community.
It admits SSOMA into the Monitoring Mechanisms, particularly to the CTSAMVM pursuant to Rome Declaration paragraph 9 of January 12th, 2020. The Resolution also entitles SSOMA to participate in Monitoring and Verification of any violations committed against it or against other parties; and foremost, to pave way for further negotiations on pertinent issues that are basically the root causes of conflict in the country.
Having signed this resolution does not mean SSOMA has endorsed the Revitalized ARCSS or accept it. The parties will resume talks sometime in March to exhaustively discuss the root causes of the conflict with hope to achieve a sustainable peace.
In this regard, SSOMA appreciates Sant’Egidio for their tireless commitment and desire to see South Sudanese people not to continue killing each other and instead should work to be a successful and prosperous nation.
SSOMA remains committed in pursuit of just and sustainable peace in the interest of suffering people of the Republic of South Sudan!