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Hemeti in Juba to engage parties on graduation of the unified forces

Hemeti in Juba to engage parties on graduation of the unified forces
Deputy head of the Sudan Sovereign Council, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo (Left) and Presidential advisor on National Security Affairs, Tut Gatluak (Right) at JIA, Photo SSBC

The deputy head of Sudan Sovereign Council, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo (Hemedti), arrived in Juba for a two days visited to monitor the implementation of the peace agreement.

Presidential advisor on National Security Affairs, Tut Gatluak, says the visit is to review the status of peace deal parties signed in 2018 which Sudan was a guarantor. He says the Sudanese leader will meet with top leadership to discuss the graduation of necessary unified forces at the training camps.

“We’ve implemented most of the peace agreement, but what remains is the implementation of the security arrangement, and I hope these will be addressed,” Tut said.

The deputy head of the Sudan Sovereign Council, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, says his priority is to discuss the implementation of security arrangements with the parties to the revitalized agreement.

“We came to discuss with the parties on the implementation of security arrangement and other outstanding issues and see the progress made so far.”

Mr. Hamdan is hopeful of a positive outcome with the parties despite the challenges facing the  implementation of the peace deal.

“Any agreement has issues on the implementation, but at the end, if there is a political will, the parties will achieve more,” he emphasizes.

Last week, the UN Human Rights Commission warned of return political violence if parties failed to implement key provisions of the revitalized agreement, including the unification, graduation, and deployment of the armed forces and agreement on command structures.

The leader of civil society has call on the leaders president Kiir and his first Vice President Riek Machar not to focus on election in the upcoming retreat in Uganda but focus on the graduation of necessary unifies forces.