Signing of the Roadmap Agreement by Sudanese opposition groups
(Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Yasuhisa Kawamura)
August 12, 2016
1. The Government of Japan welcomes the signing of the Roadmap Agreement on August 9 (August 8 in local time) by Sudanese opposition groups, including armed movements, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We also praise the persevering mediation efforts of the African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP), the roles played by other international players, and the earlier signing of the Roadmap Agreement by the Government of the Republic of the Sudan.
2. The Government of Japan strongly hopes that all signatories will steadily implement the measures stipulated in the Roadmap. We also hope that the implementation of these measures will lead to a permanent ceasefire, a national consensus on the country’s future, and lasting peace.
3. Recognizing the importance of peace and stability in Sudan for the entire region, the Government of Japan will continue to support Sudan’s efforts to achieve this goal and assist the sustainable development of Sudan in coordination with the international community.