In a press release issued today, the official NAS spokesman Suba Samual has congratulated the Sant’Egido Community and the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOMA) for successfully convening in Rome in a search of genuine and sustainable peace in the country.
The spokesperson also urged the international community, AU, TROIKA, EU, IGAD and the people of South Sudan to support the peace efforts that are being pioneered by the respectable Sant’Egido Community.
On the background of a failing peace agreement (aka R-ARCSS), the Sant’Egidio Community in Rome reached out to non-signatories of the agreement. The meeting between the catholic powerhouse and SSOMA took place in Rome Italy from 18th to 20th November and a communique was issued thereafter.
“The issues that we think can bring sustainable peace in South Sudan are for us as South Sudanese to address the root causes of the conflict. In governance, in security, in human rights, the issues of accountability, and continue to make progress that is accepted by all of us. This, we believe can restore the power of our people to the people, for them to be able to decide their future, democratic process,” said Gen Thomas Cirillo, leader of the SSOMA delegation and Chairman of the National Salvation Front (NAS), shortly after the meetings.
“NAS and its allies in the SSOMA believe that sustainable peace in South Sudan can only be achieved when the root causes of the conflict are addressed in a process that is genuine, inclusive of all the stakeholders and devoid of coercion, threats and intimidation,” read the press statement in part.
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