Agreement on the outstanding issues of governance for the revitalized transitional period in South Sudan
(Statement by Press Secretary Takeshi Osuga)
1. Japan welcomes the agreement by the South Sudanese parties in Khartoum, the Republic of the Sudan, on August 5, on the outstanding issues of governance for the revitalized transitional period in order to promote peace in the Republic of South Sudan. Japan expresses its respect for all the efforts made by Sudan and other IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development) countries as well as the IGAD Secretariat to improve the situation in South Sudan.
2. Japan strongly hopes that the parties will continue cooperating constructively to ensure inclusivity and sustainability of the agreements, and demonstrate their strong political will to implement them steadily, sincerely and peacefully, including permanent ceasefire, security sector reform, and the establishment and management of a revitalized transitional government, thereby bringing about a lasting peace and stability in South Sudan.
3. Japan will continue to support, in partnership with the international community, the efforts towards peace and stability in South Sudan.