Signing of the Peace Agreement between the Sudanese Transitional Government and Sudan’s rebel alliance
(Statement by Press Secretary YOSHIDA Tomoyuki)
1. On October 3, the Sudanese Transitional Government and Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), Sudan’s main rebel alliance, signed the Peace Agreement in Juba, capital of South Sudan. Japan appreciates efforts toward peace by the Transitional Government and congratulates the conclusion of the Agreement which has brought great progress for all relevant parties in Sudan toward the future transition to civilian rule.
2. Japan has proactively engaged itself in the international discussion toward the consolidation of peace in Sudan as a member of “Friends of Sudan” and will continue to pay close attention to the situation in Sudan, including the implementation of the agreement, and, if the situation is right, will spare no effort to give development assistance to ensure peace in the country. To this end, Japan finds it necessary for all parties concerned to comply with the agreement toward civilian rule concluded in August last year in good faith and address challenges set forth by the Transitional Government in a cooperative manner. Japan also hopes that all parties concerned will make further efforts toward the conclusion of a comprehensive peace agreement with the participation of the other armed groups which have not joined the Peace Agreement signed on October 3.