Troika special envoys meet SSOMA Leadership Council
On Friday, May 28, the 3 Troika special envoys from Norway, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA) met with the Leadership Council of the South Sudan Opposition Movements Alliance (SSOMA-LC) to discuss issues of peace and security in South Sudan.
The virtual meeting that has been described as “candid and constructive” discussed the current impasse in the Rome Peace Process under the auspices of the Sant’Egidio Community.
According to a press statement released by SSOMA, the SSOMA-LC “affirmed its unwavering commitment to achieving lasting and durable peace” through the Rome Process, and “brief the Troika envoys on issues agreed upon and on the points of divergence regarding negotiations on the Declaration of Principles (DoP)”.
In October last year talks in Rome SSOMA and the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU) agreed to come up with a DoP that would form the basis of the political negotiations. However, the two sides were unable to agree on all the points of the DoP.
Other issues discussed during the meeting included resumption of talks; concerns over security and movement of SSOMA members in the neighbouring country of South Sudan; and Troika’s role and engagement in the Rome Peace Process.